Active Learning Day – 20th March 2019

Years 7, 8 and 9 worked on a range of community projects on our final active learning day of this year. There were large groups of students out in the local community at Longford Park and Turn Moss. Students worked with the Friends of Longford Park to clean up tennis courts and the community allotments, maze area and wildlife garden. At Turn Moss teams of students worked hard to strip turf and plant seeds top create a wild meadow area whilst others weeded and planted over 300 saplings donated by the Woodland Trust to create continuous wildlife corridor which will improve biodiversity in the years to come.

Other groups of students remained in school and worked on projects to enhance the school community. Some students were painting tyres which were to be made into outdoor seating. Another group designed and made mosaic tiles which will be used by the Gardening Club to decorate planters for the school. We also had a large group working on creative designs to represent subject departments within the school and these will be made into canvases to display around the school.

We also invited members of the local community and family members of our students in for the morning. They were treated to cakes and biscuits made by pupils in school and entertained by some of our very talented musicians and singers. Our visitors also chatted to students, played games and had a tour of the school.

The Mental Health group worked on identifying issues that affect young people in terms of mental health and how we can best help in schools. This will feed directly into a working party which is looking at the whole provision of our mental health policies.

Year 12 students visited a Careers Fair at Event City. They were able to explore different career options and to chat with people working in these different areas.

year 13 students had the opportunity to go to the cinema in Altrincham to watch the film Green Book, a moving drama about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States