Samuel Laycock School
Broadoak Road
Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF


Helen Wilson
Telephone – 0161 344 1992

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Samuel Laycock Latest – 6.10.23

Every week is busy at Samuel Laycock, and the past few weeks have been no different, with a range of exciting and interesting learning opportunities for our pupils.

Take a look at these highlights from the last couple of weeks…

Diet & Nutrition

The Sports and Outdoors Pathway have been learning about Diet & Nutrition, particularly the 5 food groups and how to create a well-balanced meal.

Horticulture Pathway

The Horticulture Pathway have visited Etherow Country Park to look at their sensory garden.

Food Technology

Some of our pupils have been creating beans on toast, meatballs in tomato sauce or chickpea fritters and wonton soup, as part of Food Technology.

KS4 Communication Pathway

We are very proud of the pupils in the KS4 Communication Pathway for the work they have been doing in PSHE following the ‘Bounce’ resilience framework.

Mental Health Champions

We were joined by Grace McConnell from One Goal who trained some of our pupils to become Mental Health Champions.


8SW have been learning about light, in their science lessons, so far this half term.
Pupils have looked at how light only travels in straight lines and how they are able to see anything that they look at.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts pathway pupils showed their creativity, composing their own singing parts and choreography for a group song!

9A Science

It has been a very busy and productive start to the year for 9A in Science, where they have been learning all about light.


9P have been looking at how light travels and why we get shadows, investigating shadow puppets and performing some excellent shadow theatre shows.

9M Geography

In Geography, 9M have been following maps to build their own mountains. They looked closely at the contour lines.

9G Beowulf

9G have been learning the Beowulf text in English lessons this half term, tracking the story map and ‘acting’ out the text.

Girls Football

Our girls visited the Manchester City ‘One City Schools’ Football league for the first fixture of the season.


The Sports and Outdoors team went out to Wythenshawe Park to do some orienteering. The group are really starting to enjoy this activity, using their map reading skills and building their team working skills.

Willow Wood

On Wednesday we welcomed Lisa Buckley to our school from Willow Wood Hospice, where Food Tech Pathway pupils presented her with the donation from the school summer fayre.

LCS Visit

Samuel Laycock teamed up with a local construction firm called LCS Eco Build. Luke Sugden came in to talk to some of our older pupils about his own experience through school and how he ended up working in the construction industry.

Cyber Security

The Digital Pathway had a visit from the Cyber Security Prevention Police Officer, who reminded them how to keep safe when online and how to choose a good password and about different criminal offences which can happen online.