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Global Scholars – 3E

As part of the Global Scholars Program we are studying the topic of ‘Nature in our Cities’. We are looking at the different Flora and Fauna that can be found in our city. Some major world cities such as New York and London have huge public parks in the centre of them.

We in Manchester have a few small parks. Therefore, the students decided they would like to visit St John’s Gardens in central Manchester. They took photos and discussed the different types of flora found in the park.

They were intrigued to find out that it was previously occupied by St John’s Church and its graveyard whose tombstones have been covered over by 18 inches of soil except for that of John Owens, founder of Owen’s College, which later became Manchester University.

The garden was awarded a Green Flag in 2012 and is part of the St John Street conservation area.

G1 group’s social Interaction programme

As part of their social interaction programme two students from the G1 group visited the 6th form café this week. As you can see by the delighted look on their faces, they were both very excited to be there!  After looking at the menu on the tabletop, they both chose something appetising to investigate further before settling themselves at a table to await the arrival of more students. They are looking forward to visiting the café again next week and to further developing their social interaction skills.

KS4 students ‘Explore’ Arts Award

KS4 Option students have been accessing the Arts Award, ‘Explore’. To take part in the award pupils have been studying the work of LS Lowry and have been keeping individual logs of their experiences so far.

Participating in a range of activities including; research, the exploration of paints, chalk, pencil, pastels and animation, the pupils have managed to make a lot of progress in such a short space of time.

One group have been creating small pieces of art work and reflecting on the experiences. The second group have been animating famous pieces Lowry created using both Photoshop and Final Cut in the Multimedia Studio with Mr Morgan.

The pupils will be visiting the Lowry Theatre very soon to see his works more closely and will begin to combine their work to share their findings with others. So far the pupils have not only learnt about Lowry and different forms of art but have also shown great resilience and passion in order to try new things and explore a variety of areas.

Keep an eye out for the fantastic work produced and follow Twitter for regular updates and progress. #Melland2020 #MellandLowry

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
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