This is for info should you be going abroad this summer.
This information sheet is only intended for people who attend The Mosslands School
Public Health England has been informed that a person who attended The Mosslands School at the same time as your child had measles.
What is measles?
Measles is a disease which spreads very easily. People with measles can get a cough, runny nose, rash and fever. Measles can be serious, particularly for people whose immune system is not working normally. The best way to prevent measles is through vaccination.
What is the risk of catching measles?
Most older children and adults are immune to measles – either because they had measles as a child or because they have been vaccinated – and so are very unlikely to catch measles.
Who needs medical advice?
• People with a weakened immunity: You should contact your doctor straight away if you have weakened immunity (due to illness or medication). The doctor will then assess whether you are immune (i.e. have antibodies) against measles; and if the exposure was within the past few days, your doctor may be able to organise treatment to prevent you becoming seriously ill.
• Pregnant women: If you are pregnant and not sure of your immunity it may also be worth seeking your doctor’s advice.
• Children under one year: If you attended The Mosslands School with an infant aged under one year, please also contact your doctor for advice.
If you are well and not in the groups listed above you do not need to take urgent action. However if you are unsure if you are protected from measles, check with your doctor. If you would like more information on measles visit
What if you become unwell?
If you become unwell and think it could be measles (within three weeks of attending The Mosslands School you should see a doctor. You should ring the doctor or clinic beforehand so they can make sure you do not pass the disease to others in the waiting room.
Take this information sheet with you and tell your doctor that you have been in the same room as someone with infectious measles. Your doctor should seek advice from the local Health Protection Team (postcode search for local unit and phone number at
On Monday 16th July, 15 Year 8 students were dropped off at Kimnel Camp, North Wales which is an ex army training ground. They then spent three days under the supervision of staff from UK Military School (UKMS) being put their paces. The students were given an insight into the life of a soldier and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. These students have spent time working with the team from UKMS during their time in Year 8. They have developed many key skills such as team-working, communication, self-control and discipline.
Our talented year 9 team finally lifted the trophy this year for the first time. They won the Merseyside cup in year 7 and were beaten finalists in the year 8 Wirral cup last year. This made them more determined to go one better this year. It was a privilege to play at recently promoted Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park stadium.
Mosslands had the pleasure of welcoming our European Partner schools to Wallasey from 21-29 April 2018. Delegates from our partners in Poland, Romania, France, Germany, Portugal and Italy visited the school are local area to work collaboratively on our current Erasmus Project “Uniting our Hearts without Frontiers”. The project is focussed on finding out how we can best help Refugee children to settle into our respective schools and countries. After being welcomed by Mr Whiteley we were treated to an informative presentation by Anna Turnbull of Wirral MEAS (Minority and Ethnic Achievement Service who explained what support services exist locally to help children who arrive on the Wirral with English as a second language.
We were also fortunate to be able to meet one of her colleagues who, as a Syrian lady, was able to explain what life if like for a refugee on the Wirral. Anna has also delivered assemblies to year 7 and 8 pupils to help them to appreciate what it means to be a refugee and has work planned with the Sixth form in our quest to be recognised as a School of Sanctuary, where all pupils are able to empathise with pupils arriving as refugees.
Stephen Chaderton from the Liverpool branch of the ‘Refugee Action’ charity then explained current Government policies relating to immigration and Asylum seekers, as well as the systems they have in place for the limited number of new arrivals from Syria who the charity is helping to resettle on the Wirral. The afternoon was spent visiting English classes for native arabic speakers in Birkenhead which is run by Wirral Change. In all, a facinating insight into a world which very few of us know very much about.
At the acclaimed Centre for Life Scientific Village in Newcastle, Mosslands School was jointly awarded the accolade of ENTHUSE Award STEM Secondary School of the Year, Regional Winners for the North.
On Wednesday 25th April, 60 Mosslands students put their engineering, creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills to the test when they took part in the Smart Building Challenge, run by the Smallpeice Trust.
On the day, students were challenged to create a prototype smart water filter which followed the Trust’s philosophy of; “simplicity in design, economy in production”. This involved not only having to design and build the prototype but also to keep a close eye on the finance side of production and develop a presentation to showcase the benefits of their invention.
However, the day began with a simpler challenge… at least on paper.
Each team was provided with 10 pieces of A4 paper and a 100g weight. The task: To use only the paper provided to build the highest structure capable of supporting the weight for at least ten seconds.
The air was thick with tension as each team vied for the honour of first place. While teams debated the pros and cons of folded versus rolled paper, Corey, Ben, Alfie and Lewis in Team 6 appeared to have cracked it as their first successful attempt stood at an impressive 84.5 cm. However, Adel, Danny, Josh and Dominic in team 3 soon matched this achievement and the race to the top continued.
Next, team 6 returned to try and claim the title with an impressive 106cm tower – but their hopes of victory were dashed as the tower came tumbling down when the weight was placed on top. Team 3 returned to the contest with their next creation, which stood at 105.5cm. The weight was placed carefully on top… would it hold? Thankfully it did and team 3 were announced the winners.
But the contest was not over…
Team 6 returned yet again, with an imposing 125cm tower. The whole hall waited with bated breath as the weight was placed, then removed. Adjustments were made and the weight was lowered once again. All eyes were on team 6… could they take the crown from team 3? Unfortunately, it was not to be, and their tower collapsed under the weight. Team 3, breathed a sigh of relief – their victory was safe!
It was now time for the main event. After learning how social media is always listening to us (and how to turn off an app’s permission to access your phone’s microphone), the teams then began their main task: to design and build a smart water filter.
Mosslands School recognised for excellence in Science teaching