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Wildfire Message

Wildfire Message

Over the last few weeks fire crews from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services, supported by multi-agency services from around the country, have been tackling moorland fires on a huge scale. In Lancashire these have been centred around Winter Hill near to the border with Greater Manchester but grass fires have broken out in different areas too. The size and complicated nature of fighting such fires has meant that many fire fighters and fire engines have been at the locations every day, 24/7, working under extremely challenging conditions which are hot, physically exhausting and unpredictable due to the weather. They are doing this to help keep the people of Lancashire safer and protect the environment  including the landscape,  its wildlife and water supply. In addition, whilst the firefighters are on the hills and moors it means it is more difficult to provide cover for other emergencies, such as house fires and serious road accidents.

Moorland fires can occur for a number of reasons however most are caused by humans being careless or staring them deliberately. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are asking everyone to help in the following ways –

  • Please don’t increase the chance of a fire staring accidently – keep away from vulnerable areas whilst the weather is dry if you can but in particular avoid using disposable barbeques and take all litter home – the sun shining through glass bottles can begin fires.
  • Please don’t get in the way of emergency service workers doing their job by being in the areas affected if you don’t need to be there. It blocks the roads and flying drones over the area can hamper and compromise public safety.
  • If you become aware of anyone starting the fires deliberately please call 999 and report them. It doesn’t matter who they are, they are putting the whole community at risk. 

The cause of the fires at the moment are being investigated and should anyone be suspected of starting them deliberately they will be liable for prosecution which can lead to severe punishment.

For further information and support please contact your local community safety team through your local fire station

https://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/about-us/your-local-station/

Many thanks for all your help in making Lancashire safer

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Poster

Rewards - Tuesday 17 July

Whether your child has earned a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach or has opted to stay in school, tomorrow Tuesday 17th July is Non-Uniform for everyone.  Please ensure clothing and footwear is suitable for the activities on offer.

School uniform

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please note that normal school uniform rules will apply from Monday 16th July.  Pupils must wear their school tie and blazer.  

Mr P Mooney

Headteacher

Hot Weather

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Until further notice pupils are allowed to discard their blazer, sweater and tie.  In other words it is acceptable for pupils to arrive at school in just a white shirt with either trousers or skirt.

Mr P Mooney

Headteacher

Grace Fernando

Dear Parent / Carer, 

I am notifying you that school will be closed on Wednesday 4th July so that staff and pupils are able to attend the Requiem Mass and funeral of our pupil Grace Fernando.

This decision has been authorised by the Governing Body. We realise that this is relatively short notice for families. With this in mind, we would be very happy to accommodate children from families who are unable to make care arrangements for the day. If you would like to access this facility, please inform us via email:- head@lsmchs.com

In connection with this, we will be holding a memorial mass for Grace in school. Arrangements for this are not yet complete. We will update parents about this and like most school masses, you are invited to attend.

Philip Mooney

Headteacher

Grace Fernando

Dear Parent / Carer, 

This afternoon I shared with your son / daughter the very sad news that Grace Fernando, one of our Year 10 pupils, passed away this morning. Grace had been ill for a lengthy period. We are well prepared to support our pupils with structures in place for them to find time to grieve and maintain dignity at what will be a difficult period for us all. Please remember her in your prayers.

Philip Mooney

Headteacher

Sports Day - Weather update

It's going to be hot, hot, hot for tomorrow's sports day, please make sure your child has plenty of water and sun cream with them. They'll be out on the school field with minimum shade, so please, if needs be wear a hat and have suitable clothing.

Sports Day Wednesday 20th June

Please note that due to the inclement weather Sports Day has been postponed until next Wednesday 27th June. Lessons as normal today.

Early Closure Thursday 7th June

Reminder that school closes for Years 7 to 10 at 2:00 pm tomorrow to allow all staff and Year 11 pupils to celebrate the Leavers Mass.

Holiday Dates 2018-19

Please note the change to October INSET dates.