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Online Newsletter - January Edition

The aim of The Barlow online newsletter is to communicate more frequently through an online platform which will enable us to make contact in a more economical and sustainable manner. If you have any suggestions for content or feedback please email:

Food parcel donations for those less fortunate...

Students generously donated food goods during the month of December. Those goods were gathered into parcels and donated to those less fortunate in the Parishes of St Ambrose, St Catherine's, St Cuthbert's and St Bernard's.
160 parcels of food were collected in total. Forms groups tried to collect 30 different items to help make up the parcels, such as tins of fruit, beans, soup, potatoes, vegetables etc, pasta, rice, more luxury items such as biscuits and chocolates, oil, baby food, toiletry items etc.
Students received the following thank you for their donations made to Manchester Projects of DePaul UK:
"I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed from everyone here at the projects, it is a fantastic gesture. We work with 16-21 year old young people who can no longer live with their families for a number of reasons. Many who come to us have no family support and very little income and as such are reliant on support from different sources. Your kind donations will ensure that those who come to us with nothing will have access to food over the Christmas period,  so on their behalf thank you very very much."  
Manchester projects of DePaul UK
Money Raised for Charity
Students at The Barlow raised a staggering £4000 for charity during December. The vast majority of money was raised through food stalls such as hot dog stalls, cheese toasties stalls, crepe stalls and sweet shops like a mini Christmas Market. Other activities included a sponsored silence and a raffle for Manchester United tickets. 8B held a sponsored run where some pupils ran for a whole school day and they also ran a daily tuck shop and raised an impressive £1200 from those two activities! We also held a non-uniform day to raise funds and The Music Department hosted the Christmas Carol Concert donating the ticket and raffle sales.  
A cheque for £1000 will be presented to the below charities following the student’s efforts:
Declan's Decathlon, Francis House Children's Hospice, Cornerstone, Bolivian Orphanage

CRY Screening 2017

"I decided to be screened as part of the 'Cry' Cardiac Risk in the Young Programme as every week in the UK people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. This is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities.
After an inital chat about my lifestyle an ECG test was carried out. This involved small stickers, known as electrodes being placed on my chest, ankles and wrists, connected to machine whilst lying still. Thankfully there is no pain involved and it only takes a few minutes.
Having the test caried out at school increases our awareness and encourages more people to be screened." 
Mason Marshall

Ex-student Eve Smyth has been offered a place at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University to Study Behavioural Science. Eve attended Xaverian College after leaving The Barlow. The principal of Xaverian, Mr Knowles said he would like to emphasise that her success is a tribute to the successful schooling she received at The Barlow. Other students that attended The Barlow before moving onto sixth form are busy receiving offers from other top universities, these will be communicated in future newsletters.
Congratulations Eve The Barlow is very proud of you.


We have lots of students who are nominated for Star of the Week for achievements and improvements across the curriculum. This is updated on a weekly basis on our school website with details of why they have been awarded Star of the Week. Follow the link below to access the information:
Star of the Week
Sporting Achievements
There have been some great sporting achievements yet again at The Barlow! The Year 7 Netball Team (featured above left) are still unbeaten in the league, their most recent victory being 5 – 2 against MCMA. The Year 9 Netball Team have also done fabulously and their most recent win was an amazing 21 – 1 win over Levenshulme High School! There has been indoor athletics competition for both Year 7 and 8 boys and girls (featured above right); the Year 7's narrowly missed out on getting through to the finals! Well done to all the girls who consistently come to extra-curricular clubs and we encourage more students to get involved with our success!
Year 7 Girls 12 - Levenshulme High School 1
The girls started the season with a clinical performance, overcoming a spirited Levenshulme side with some great attacking play. Ella Kane and Tula Murray were the two who did the damage, scoring most of the team’s goals. They were supported by an all action display from Federico Maddie and some great defending from Olivia Wise, who made some great tackles. A great all round display from the girls, who are now into the semi-finals of the Manchester Cup. 

Year 7 Boys 4- Chorlton High School 3
The boys turned in a superb battling performance, twice coming from behind to run out 4-3 winners. Two goals apiece from Cian Flannery and Pharrell Williams helped the boys through to the semi-finals of the Manchester Cup. 
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