Our Community - Our Future

Happy half-term

I’m writing this blog on a very wet Friday morning in late May, at a time when I think it’s been raining pretty much constantly for 48 hours. As a Yorkshireman moving to Manchester in 2009 I always knew it’s a bit wetter on the wrong side of the Pennines, but the weather this week has been simply unacceptable! We’re a day away from the ‘summer’ half term break and I very much hope conditions improve for everyone’s sake…although perhaps some unseasonably cold temperatures will mean that our GCSE students are more likely to spend time revising and not sunbathing, so it’s not all bad!

This week, as the class of 2024 continue to work incredibly hard on their exams, students in Years 7-10 have heard presentations from our extra curricular leaders in assembly. As Mr Osgood, Miss Ditchfield and Miss Griffies explained, we now have a fantastic range of extra-curricular activities on offer for students to experience. Not only traditional clubs, but a menu of seventeen ‘digital discoveries’ too which are a great way for people to dip into a new skill or two. The team also shared our plans for ‘Spark Night’ and ‘Spark Day’ 2024, two events in July that promise to be bigger and better than ever. Like most things in life, the more you put in the more you get out, and that’s certainly true about school. Dive in and take part!

Have a great week everyone,

Best wishes,

Joe Barker


Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
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