Withernsea High School was officially opened by Lord Halifax on Thursday 28th April 1955.
A year ago today, on the 60th anniversary of that event, we found ourselves on the brink of an exciting new era with a brand new state-of-the-art teaching block under construction as part of a 13 million pound investment in our school.
Today marks the end of our 60th year. Over the past 12 months we have seen many changes including: the demolition of most of our pre-existing buildings; the completion of the new teaching block and the extensive refurbishment of the retained parts of the original school. We have hosted the largest open day in our history; worked with a local brewery in creating a special ‘anniversary ale’ in the school’s honour; reunited three former Headteachers with their former workplace and enjoyed a return visit from the Archbishop of York.
The final phase of demolition work has begun at Withernsea High School. Work started yesterday (25/04/16) on the demolition of part of the school’s original 1950s building.
Last Friday, all of year 7 took part in a special day as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) programme. The theme of the day was ‘Addiction: Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs.”
As part of our on-going work in raising awareness of the dangers of substance misuse, students in years 8 and 9 have engaged in an interactive drama performance about the risks of legal highs.