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Motivating young people to forge their own path.

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Final

NEC

The 2018 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at The International Centre, Telford on Wednesday 4th July. The event saw the winning teams from over 150 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of creating a new stationary product for the Back to School campaign. The students had to convince the panel that their product would increase revenue and brand awareness. Ready to Rule from 9-5 consisted of Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie who represented the school and did themselves and the school proud. The pitch was word perfect and Ella and Mimi performed a fabulous rap as part of their advertising campaign.

The students had a good day as the event was hosted by Diversity dance group – Jordan and Perry. Theo Paphitis headed up the judging panel and hosted a Q&A with the students – “Be inspired by everything around you, use everything as inspiration”.

Well done to Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie – we have definitely got some budding entrepreneurs within the school.

Francesca Qualifies for the U20 World Championships Final!

Amazing news that Francesca who is in Tampere, Finland competing at the U20 IAAF World Championships has qualified for the final on Sunday at 12.15 UK time.  This means that she is officially in the top 12 in the world for the 1500m!

The event can be accessed live on You Tube by searching IAAF U20 World Championships Live.  This link should work:

https://www.youtube.com/user/IAAF2012

Best of luck to Francesca in the final what an absolutely amazing achievement, we can’t wait to watch on Sunday.  We are so very proud!

 

Site-sensitive dance on the Devisdale

Year 10 GCSE Dance students have been creating their own versions of ‘Within Her Eyes’ by James Cousins. This is a professional dance from the GCSE Dance anthology. It is a site-sensitive dance for camera, using lots of contact work.

Our students have created their own versions and have been filming their dances in our local Devisdale park. They have had to consider locations, camera angles and choreographic devices to portray their own chosen choreographic intentions.

We have had lovely weather, beautiful locations and stunning choreography and performances. We are really looking forward to seeing the finished dance films.

Courts & PHM Visit

Citizenship Crown Courts visitCitizenship is enhanced by visits and events that support the learning of our students. This terms the GCSE group have been on a visit to the Crown Courts and the People’s History Museum. The visit to the Crown Courts enabled them to explore the how a civil and criminal case is conducted. This supports their learning of the Theme C legal module for the GCSE.

The People’s History museum has a fascinating exhibition looking at how minority groups are represented in Parliament and society at large. Considering the exploration of how people have had their voices heard was a fascinating way to bring much of the GCSE syllabus to light.Citizenship-People's History Museum Visit

Spire Manchester Hospital Competition

Some of my year 7 and 8 students have entered an exciting competition being run by the Spire Hospital in Manchester. They wanted a new front cover design for their children’s food menu. Fingers crossed one of our students wins it…..well done for all of your efforts, they were looking really good…these are just a few….

 

All posted off now…fingers crossed someone wins!

Day 2 – Olympia

Student entry/reflection…

We began our day by forcing ourselves out of bed to freezing cold rooms, having left the air con on all night.

After we got out of bed, we went and had breakfast downstairs. We then packed our suitcases and said ‘cheerio’ to Delphi! After an eventful, long and scenic coach ride, we arrived at Olympia.

Once we were there, we had a buffet lunch at the Touris Club, full of delicious food, where 9 students managed to eat 100 watermelons! We then departed to our hotel. After checking in, we went to the fascinating museum, we saw many artefacts, statues and cats! We walked to the ruins of ancient Olympia and there was many wrecked buildings, such as the Temple Of Zeus. We even saw the Olympic Stadium and quite a few people ran races!

Returning to the hotel, we went and swam for half an hour, which was very refreshing!

We had some scrumptious dinner on the hotel rooftop with an amazing view.

We had time to buy some souvenirs at the local shops, and then had a sublime ice cream! We then walked back to the hotel to get some sleep for an early morning the next day.

It is a very early start for the final day touring Athens!

Day 1 – Delphi

We have had a great first day in Greece! Everybody is in high spirts as we begin to get ready for bed.

Setting off from Athens for a 3 hour coach ride this morning, on arrival we had the opportunity to explore what was once considered the centre of the Earth, at the Archaeological ruins – we saw evidence of the temple, stadium and altar. We then saw some artefacts first hand at the museum.

After lots of food at lunch it was time for some free time to explore the local area and a well earned rest/shower.

After more food, it is clear the Greeks like to eat a lot. Teams were challenged to take the best selfie – each team was a awarded a winner.

Lights out at 11 ready for another day jam packed day tomorrow.