Church and the Community
As a Church of England High School, we believe that links between the church and the community are mutually beneficial. It is important that our students have Christian values of trust, compassion and respect and develop a high degree of care and concern for others.
Collective worship is increasingly at the centre of school life. It is inclusive and valued by all. It develops students’ spiritual awareness and provides opportunities for them to discover the Christian faith. By studying world religions they have a better understanding of other faiths and cultures.
We have particularly strong links with St Mary’s Church, where we hold services and celebrations and Christ Church Pennington, where we host concerts like iSING POP.
The school employs a Chaplain called Pheobe Moriarty who works with our students
Pheobe Moriarty graduated from The University of Manchester with a degree in Youth and Community work studies. She started at Lowton whilst working for the Manchester Diocese just over two years ago but now splits her week between working as Chaplain here at Lowton and St Catherine’s Academy. In school she works closely with the RE department in developing different forms of worship activities and also runs a weekly group called ‘The Beacon’ which aims to provide a space for students to enjoy meeting together, whilst being able to engage with topics of faith and life in an informal relaxed environment.
Lowton in the Community
We believe that it is important for our students to get involved with the local community and a wider community. As such the school supports a variety of local, national and International projects.
Support for a school in Uganda fosters cultural understanding and innovative community projects enhances our students’ social development. This also enables them to understand diversity in modern society.
Students are encouraged to get involved in raising money for various charities through the House system.
They also build links with local organisations like the Trustle Trust and get involved with singing at the local Care Home for the elderly.
To achieve the highly prized Ethos awards students are expected to make a contribution to school life.
Yesterday we were joined by the Anglican Youth Fellowship Band from Uganda. The band performed at the Sainsbury's School Games award ceremony, which was hosted in M Block, after which they worked with our students. Thank you to the band for such an amazing performance...read more
Triathlon is a fast growing sport and we as a school will now be the venue for the Wigan Triathlon Club Bike Turbo training sessions. These sessions will run 6:30pm to 8pm in the Community Education Centre (Community Programme at Lowton Church of England High School)....read more
As part of our Harvest celebrations, some of our students have created a Harvest window as St Mary's Church. The display has been created with the Bible verse from Galatians 5:22 in mind. “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,...read more
At Harvest we celebrate enjoying food! It is a time to reflect on the fact that most of us in our society have plenty of food to eat. This week we are asking students to bring a small donation of tinned or packed food that we can give to the Trussell Trust. The food...read more
On Friday 1st July a group of our Year 9 students worked with writer Julie McKiernan in our Community Classroom with the Writing the War group. The group have been writing pieces in response to written artefacts from WW1, e.g. posters, military tribunal documents,...read more
“Thirty years of hurt never stopped us dreaming!” and the wait is almost over! Work will soon come to an end on the drainage scheme that we initiated with help from Leigh Genesis FC, the Football Foundation and Sport England on our school playing fields at the end of...read more