Prestwich Arts College BBC School Reports Day 2013


BBC School Report Website

Students from this school will be making the news for real on 21 March 2013 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.


Spring Newspaper


Here is the Spring Edition of the School Newspaper, to view the newspaper please click the pictures or here



On Thursday 28th February 2013 Justin Moorhouse came to Prestwich and did a performance for some students in the Paragon. His performance was part of the “Do something funny for money” campaign to raise awareness for Red Nose Day.

Justin, who names Les Dawson as his idol, has previously worked with Peter Kay and met Chris Hoy. He was also on Shameless, done voiceovers for Piers Morgan’s life stories and worked for Key 103 for 10 years. He also told us how he had to learn how to mime for a performance he did at the Royal Exchange.

During his performance he included a few jokes about Mr White and Mrs Woodburn. He was also overjoyed when ABBA entered the room, which consisted of Mr Barlow and his ‘possy’ (his wife and friends). Moorhouse did two performances of the Harlem Shake, the first was only a practice and the second was the actual performance which included everybody. Joining him on stage was Ben Conway (bean head), Ben Counsel, Miss Woodburn, Mr White, Mr Collins, Natalia (bossy), Mark Whelen (Shaggy from Scooby Doo or Head and Shoulders), Jake (the cock of the school) and Talha (Tannah).

After the performance there was a workshop for a few students who attend drama club. He gave them some words of advice, for example, “Work out what you do beforehand.”

He told us he worked 250-300 shows a year but is still frightened every time.  We also asked him what he would do if he was not a comedian and he said he would be an athlete or a teacher at Prestwich.

After the show we asked people what they thought of the performance. Rebecca and Seraya said that it was ‘funny and entertaining’.
Mr Mann quoted that, ‘it was funny but very clever at the same time.’

Mr Barlow also included a comment saying that, ‘he has heard Justin Moorhouse before on the radio and enjoyed the show apart from the ABBA comment!’

Oh and Mr White also said, ‘the show was very entertaining and was not embarrassed despite the fact that his face was as red as a tomato.’

Text Box: Doing the Harlem Shake

By Daisy Mai Smith and Kanaar Askari


PAC Lunch!

As you may be aware, the company that supplies our school meals are Mellors. This will change in the forthcoming months and school is going to start running their own company called PAC Lunch. You probably know this as the Art Department has been hosting a competition in which the pupils design a new logo for PAC Lunch. Also a questionnaire was sent around to all the forms asking for your input on the name and the food.

When Miss Breakell was asked what she thought, she said “It is a fantastic idea and the school have more say over dietary requirements, for example if people are vegetarian than that can be catered for. Also school can make sure that pupils can get a balanced diet.”

Malaikah Khan from L1 said “I would like to see more multicultural dishes in the canteen. Also I would like to see more brands incorporated.”

What are your thoughts on the matter?????

Written by Thomas Bladen, Matthew Bagshaw and Lewis Livsey