Ghost-Writing Workshop with Seth Burkett

Year 8 pupils were extremely lucky on Wednesday to receive a talk and writing masterclass from award winning author Seth Burkett. Seth is an ex professional footballer who rose to fame as the only British player playing football in Brazil. He combined his passion for football with his love of writing to pen his first book based on his experiences called 'A Boy from Brazil'. At only 22 years of age, Seth became the youngest person ever to win the British Sports Book of the year award. More recently, Seth has become a ghostwriter for some of the world's biggest You Tube stars, Woody, Klieny and even the Singing Dentist.

The lucky Year 8 pupils received a masterclass in how to become a ghostwriter themselves - learning the questioning, interview and note-taking skills required. The pupils then applied these techniques to enable them to become ghostwriters themselves. The pupils found Seth's fascinating life story and subsequent workshops to be wonderfully inspiring, teaching them about a genre of writing very few has previously even been aware of. Copies of Seth's books are now available in the school library.


Y9 Arts Careers Visit to LJMU

Last Friday, a group of 35 Gifted and Talented artists from Year 9 were given the opportunity to attend an Arts Careers event at LJMU. We learnt that outside of London the North West is the biggest employer in the creative industries in the UK and experimented in the FabLab with future art technologies.

The art trip was such an inspiring experience and I felt very grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend. It opened my eyes to different concepts of art and the many ways in which people interpret their vision. It gave me a lot of encouragement to pursue a career in art.

Leona S-P (Y9 School)


ESU Mace First Round at Liverpool College

On Wednesday 27 November, Liverpool College will host the ESU Schools' Mace.
We will be joined by teams from Birkenhead School, Birkenhead Sixth Form, St Edmunds, Archibishop Beck and Childwall School.
The Liverpool College Team of Sama I, Jan M and Lehtu M will be in the first debate of the night and will be proposing the motion: This house would limit each person to one return flight per year.
This debate will begin in the MV Hall at 4pm. The whole evening will continue until around 7:30pm.
Spectators are welcome to attend.
Mr Barnicoat


Competition Success

Congratulations to our librarian Ms Shepherd who has won a prize for the library through her literary skills at phrase making.
A Halloween themed competition asked librarians across the country to submit a line about the spookiest book in their library.
Ms Shepherd's ingenious response: "Our sixth form students sink their teeth in to Bram Stoker's Dracula with great enthusiasm" was the national secondary winner. Her prize is our gain in the form of several new horror fiction books.


Y7 and 8 Girls Football v St Julie's

Final score: 0-0

Liverpool College hosted St Julie’s on Thursday 14 November. This was the girls' second game this season. After being defeated by a strong St John Bosco team that same week, they were determined to get a win under their belt, but most importantly, improve their performance. From the start the girls were dominant in possession and created a few chances through Anna R and Amber S-H, only to fall wide of the post. Anna R was dominant in the midfield, challenging successfully for a lot of 50/50 balls.

The girls showed real promise in the first half battling for the ball and when they won the ball back they passed it effectively to each other to create more opportunities in front of goal. In the second half, the score was still goalless and either side created more and more chances. St Julie's played a good one-two down the line and crossed it in, which nearly went into the goal, only to be tipped over by our debutant goalkeeper Phoebe H (Year 7).

In the last ten minutes of the game, St Julie's applied more pressure onto Liverpool College, but Phoebe produced some strong, fine saves to keep the score goalless. Mischa O’C had the last chance of the game when it came to her feet unexpectedly, but she only managed to volley it high of the crossbar. In the end a fair result for both schools with a 0-0 draw. Player of the match was Phoebe H who played in goal for the first time, and produced some very strong saves to keep St Julie’s out.


Mrs Wyn Clarke RIP

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Wyn Clarke, wife of Walter Clarke, long time member of staff and Contingent Commander of the CCF at Liverpool College.

Wyn was always hugely interested in, supportive of, and engaged with everything that pertained to Liverpool College. She and Walter formed a couple whose presence graced all our festive and noteworthy occasions, even when Walter retired after many decades of service to the College. Her elegance, friendliness and warmth will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with her devoted and bereaved husband and all her friends and family at this sad time.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Mass at St Anthony of Padua, Queens Drive at 12.00 Midday on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

Burial at Allerton Cemetery at approximately 13.20 .

Refreshments at Liverpool Cricket Club at approximately 13.45.


Opening of The Rushworth Centre for Music

On Thursday 14 November, Mr Jonathan Rushworth officially opened The Rushworth Centre for Music. As the red ribbon was cut and guests entered the newly refurbished Godwyn House, the College Orchestra played Vaughan Williams' 'Flourish for Wind Band'. The Principal introduced Mr Rushworth who then addressed the assembled pupils and guests. Following a vote of thanks from Mr Bishop and presentation of a gift from Leo B (7 Selwyn's), the guests enjoyed two further musical performances from Madeleine E (9 Selwyn's) and Evelyn I (9 Butler's) who sang the vocal duet 'Shallow', and Alex M (10 Howard's) who performed 'Smack Talk' on electric guitar. Following further thanks from the Principal, guests were given guided tours of the new music centre, hosted by pupils demonstrating their learning so far.

We are extremely grateful to the Rushworth family for their generous gift to the College.