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Longdendale High School is a thriving 11-16 school built on strong values that inform all that we do. We have high standards where everyone is challenged and supported to flourish and encouraged to work hard to fulfil their aspirations. We expect every member of our school to be the best they can be. We have high expectations of all our staff, students and our wider community. Together we work hard so that everyone can achieve and feel safe and happy, ready to go on to have an exciting future.



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Pupils are currently working on the theme ‘Natural Forms’ in school, investigating and researching Artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Barbara Hepworth who create their sculptures from ‘natural’ forms. The trip offered pupils the opportunity to develop their observation drawings and their ability to take high quality primary photographs.
Since the start of term, a group of our year 9 and 10 Drama GCSE students have been working tirelessly to create and perform a devised Brechtian style play called ‘Armistice’ to staff, students and members of the community. Initially, the play was written for the Armistice Tea Dance at the end of October, last half term. This was an idea created by Ciaran Moss in Year 11. The script was written by an extremely talented Year 11 Drama Leader Ciaran Moss, and an ex-student from the class of 2018, Nerissa Harvey, who approached Miss Lowe asking to contribute to the tea dance event for the “Friends of Hollingworth.” After discussion and deliberation, a cast were decided upon by Ciaran. Lily Capper, Sacha Cole, Frankie Fawcett, George Dickinson, Daisy Anthony and Gulliver Hubbard worked exceptionally hard with Ciaran, their director, to create a striking, poignant and observant performance looking into war from 1918 to 2018. The play was performed for the guests at the tea dance and received great applause and praise by all. The cast were urged to show the play to staff in their weekly briefing. This play was performed to all students across school this week to commemorate Longdendale’s remembrance. A huge congratulations to the students involved for creating such a powerful memorable performance to mark the centenary for Armistice.
26th October was our annual Community Tea Dance. This year it had a 1940’s Armistice theme. We had dance performances from Year 10 dance students, choreographed by Mrs Healey-Wilde. Mr Kilkenny and the catering students provided a fabulous afternoon tea of scones, cakes and sandwiches. Ciaran Moss in Year 11 wrote and directed a devised Brechtian play called ‘Armistice’ with Year 9 and 10 GCSE drama students. A fabulous afternoon was had by all dancing away with our students. A special thanks to Joyce Hansell for providing the live piano