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Celebrating India fortnight

Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

Celebrating India Fortnight 26/2- 9/3

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.

The activities are as following:

  • MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
  • Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
  • Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
  • PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
  • Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
  • Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
  • RS- exploration of Indian religion
  • Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry-   chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
  • Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
  • D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
  • Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
  • English- Hinglish with KS5

The Little Painting Challenge

Maha, year 9

We were very pleased to know that two of our entries to the BBC competition ‘The Little Painting Challenge’ have been chosen to be in an exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. The paintings were chosen from the thousands of entries received.

The exhibition showcases one thousand of the best entries and is being held in the Grand Hall at the Whitworth from Friday 1st May until 22nd May.

Mrs Hurst

A Workshop at the New Whitworth Art Gallery

On Friday 6th March, Mr Payne and Mrs Hurst took 20 year 9 students to a workshop organised at the new Whitworth Art Gallery. The students worked with an artist called Laura Atkinson and  focused on textiles/fine art work. They really enjoyed it, the new space was impressive and the students saw Cornelia Parker’s famous works ‘Cold Dark Matter’ (exploding shed) and ‘The Distance’. Continue reading A Workshop at the New Whitworth Art Gallery