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Arts Award – Discover

LG1 have completed their Arts Award this week and considering the lengthy time off the students have had this year they have created some amazingly professional pieces of work. They have all accessed the introductory award- Discover. To achieve the award, they must participate in a range of art activities. They have worked on portraits using paints and working digitally with an eye towards the Pop Art movement. They accessed the iPad application procreate to explore the tools to best find their own style. Once they created line drawings digitally, they used these as a template to paint their masterpieces. Pupils also have had to research a range of artists and galleries to gain a deeper understanding of the art around them. They will be sharing their work after half term when they set up their own exhibition to share their work. You can see from the pictures that we have some extremely talented pupils and they fully deserve their Arts Award.

LZ1 Science Groups learning about Plants

Over the last half term science students from LZ1 have been learning about plants. One particular aspect we explored was how plants reproduce and that they can be propagated. Having gained a good understanding of how to do this for a number of different plants we were able to propagate over a hundred plants from only 12 ‘mother’ plants. The 3B, 3C and 4E groups stood out as incredibly ‘green fingered’ in their efforts, with Leo taking the title of Master Gardener for his incredible understanding and great care he showed when handling plants.  

Linking the concept of plant propagation to careers we discussed the idea of selling our new stock but decided to be philanthropic and donate to our Sixth Form’s COOP project.

Drumming with Rome

Rome Mossabir is back for another spell of drumming with the students of Learning Zone 2. Every Wednesday morning the classes take it in turns to file into the Media Studio for forty minutes of West African rhythm and song, with Rome taking them to ever greater heights of rhythmic proficiency and vocal exuberance. Students practice familiar routines in which they match rhythms to spoken phrases. They take it in turns to lead the call and response routines. They practice sections where singing and chanting is punctuated with sections of drumming, the routines becoming gradually more complex as they get the hang of the previous sections. With Rome’s help students attain heights of expertise they might never have believed they could reach. The students come out of their sessions evidently enthused and enthusiastic as the next class go in to take up the baton. The pounding of drums suffuses the whole of the learning zone throughout the morning, setting feet a tapping and bringing a song to the lips of all within earshot. And it is this that brings that extra vim and vigour to all on the zone and not least the SLT. And of course, most especially, the students of LZ2.

MHS 6th Form Athletics Inclusion Track and Field Competition

A mix of school leavers from Melland 6th form were given the fantastic opportunity to access the annual Inclusion Track and Field competition this week. They had all chosen a variety of events to take part in against some other schools in the city. The exceptional organisation from Manchester PE association ensured that all the athletes, staff and leaders followed strict covid guidelines so everyone felt safe, secure and well managed. On top of all that it was just fabulous to be off site using incredible facilities doing something really fun and exciting. It felt amazing for the students to be challenged and succeeding in something they are all so passionate about before their school life draws to an end after a tricky year. Well done to all of them for striving to be their best and showing exemplary behaviour and manners.

MHS Careers Week 2021

We’ve had a fun packed timetable for Careers Week 2021. We’ve had to do things a little differently this year and all our employer encounters have been held virtually but this hasn’t stopped us making the most of the opportunities. We’ve had talks from employers and employees across the different work sectors including companies such as The Manchester College, Manchester Internal Beauty Academy, City in the Community, Balfour Beatty, Noah’s ART, the Co-operative College, Royal Mail, and Bringing Word to Life. Pupils have gained insight into different careers pathways and used a variety of employability skills in the many activities they have taken part in during the week. Some classes have taken part in enterprises such as car washing, Easter egg packing and a Sixth Form café.

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