Open evening at Padiham school as it celebrates best ever exam results in its history

Teachers Rebecca Roach and Parris Dawson act as the witches from Macbeth for Rosewood Primary School pupils Kyle and Jacob Taylor
Teachers Rebecca Roach and Parris Dawson act as the witches from Macbeth for Rosewood Primary School pupils Kyle and Jacob Taylor

There was music, maths and magic when Shuttleworth College held its open evening.

A record number of year six pupils visited the Padiham school as they consider their secondary school options for next year.

Whittlefield Primary School pupil Alfie Vent on the Van der Graaf at the Shuttleworth College open evening.

Whittlefield Primary School pupil Alfie Vent on the Van der Graaf at the Shuttleworth College open evening.

And the college is celebrating its best ever GCSE results in its history and also high attendance.

English teachers Rebecca Roach and Parris Dawson dressed up as the witches from Macbeth to promote literacy, there was a hair-raising experience for Whittlefield Primary School student Alfie Vent on the Van Der Graaf in science and Shuttleworth Year Seven student Kyle Evans showed his expertise on the drums.

Year Seven Owen Sharples, who has raised money for Rosemere Cancer Charity following the death of his dad from cancer, showed Saskia Collier how to make a tetrahedron in the maths department.

And students got the chance to make their own badges and posters, eat French food and have a tour of the school while also seeing a glimpse of the show Annie, which the students will perform next February.

Headteacher Ruth England said: “I have high expectations of my students and my staff and I expect to get the best out of our students academically and personally and encourage them to flourish.”