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Melland FIFA 20 Tournament

FIFA 20 Tournament

Over the past 3 months students at Melland High School have been competing in a FIFA 20 tournament on the PS4. The format was similar to the world cup with player being drawn into groups and needing to come 1st or 2nd in their respective group to advance.

Then it was down to the knockout stages, last 16, quarter final, semi-final and then final. Over the course of the competition 65 matches were played and over 230 goals scored.

It wasn’t always clear who would get through to the final but in the end it came down to two sixth form students, Azman and Baazi. The friends had a very competitive match and the final result was 3-1 to Azman.

A huge thank you to all the staff that went out of their way to support the tournament, especially Mr Morgan and Mr Saddoo for letting us use the multimedia studio and the lunchtime organisers for being so flexible.

6th form students explore the world of work

Pure innovations in conjunction with The Careers and Enterprise company have supported organising a number of work related learning trips for different groups of 6thform students.

Transport for Greater Manchester welcomed 8 of our students to its head office. Here they provided a tour of the printing room, warehouse and offices, described a typical working day and set up a number of activities including using specialist computers and printers to label bus stops.

The staff were welcoming and engaging and the students thoroughly enjoyed the day. We even bumped into an ex pupil who is now working in the office for TFGM!

A group of students will be going to the Rowlinsons Knitwear Factory at the end of November and Australasia in January.

Many thanks to Pure Innovations for organising these discovery days.

Interviews For New Student Leaders

Michelle Bennett from Cedar Mount joined Dean Beddows, Julie Barnett and the Melland Student Leaders in interviewing 11 prospective candidates to become our new student leaders.

The candidates were selected from over 20 applicants who filled in an expression of interest application and they all interviewed with confidence.

Thanks to all the Melland tutors who prepared them so well for their interviews, they certainly did you proud. After much discussion and debate amongst the Student Leaders, three candidates were selected and will join the team for their next meeting. They are Saracen, Lily and Kias.

As a result of this collaboration between Melland and Cedar Mount Student Leaders we are making plans for new and exciting future joint projects. Also a big thanks to Ann Dimelow Head of Catering at GEV for updating the Student Leader team on the new recycling plans to be implemented.

Melland High Cricket Team Represent Manchester

The Melland High School cricket team were selected to represent Manchester at a competition against other schools from Cheshire and Yorkshire. Not only did they show exceptional behaviour and team work throughout the day, their cricket skills were brilliant and they brought home the trophy! Well done to Irfan for leading the team as captain,  I’m sure you all join me in being extremely proud of them all and look forward to seeing them perform to such a high standard again soon.

Sixth Form Students meet the High Sheriff

Melland Sixth Form students and volunteers at Garden House Farm Marple meeting the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.  Melland students who are volunteers, work on a range of projects from growing vegetables, planting wild flower gardens to feeding and keeping good care of a range of animals.

Mark Isaac Adlestone OBE DL is the current High Sheriff, who represents the queen, a role that has existed since King Henry 2nd.

The High Sheriff was visiting Garden House Farm to support Kevin Swindles and all the fantastic work he and his volunteers do in the community.

Melland Goes Global

As part of Citizenship lessons this year Melland students will take part in a programme run by The Global Scholars network. Throughout the Global Scholars programme, students will be able to communicate directly in e-classrooms with other students across the globe. Multimedia projects invite Global Scholars to explore connections between each year’s global topic and their own cities. Students advance in digital literacy, language communication, and other key learning outcomes  while showing us the world through their eyes.

The Melland students will be investigating “Nature in Our Cities” They will learn about different topics and share their results with their peers across the globe. This will also give them the opportunity to see how nature flourishes in our city and in other cities throughout the world. At the start of the programme they will make a video introducing themselves, their school and where they live. The project will culminate in them carrying out a ‘Community Project’ of their choice relating to nature in our city.

The Global Scholars programme covers 25 countries and 51 cities, including 13 cities in the U.S. and 38 vibrant international cities.

Students Join the Protest for Climate Change

Friday 20th September a group of our sixth formers took to the streets in protest, joining millions of students all over the world to be part of ‘climate strike day’ in what will go down as a historic day of action in support of the climate change agenda.

Armed with homemade placards, loud voices and determination, our students marched through Manchester to join thousands of others gathered in St Peters Square to make their voices heard.

The Sixth Formers represented Melland fantastically throughout the morning and took the crowds and noise in their stride as well as making some noise themselves. Not only did they impress us but they also made their mark on the protest by attracting attention from the local media and giving an interview to the BBC. Special mention to Marshall Collins who spoke to the camera with such enthusiasm and confidence about the issues that young people face. Watch this space for the interview piece!

 

New School Year is Well Underway

A huge welcome back to all our staff and students. We hope everyone is well rested and ready for another exciting year ahead. We have returned to some great changes to the layout of different zones. The Media Studio has made its way up to the next floor and our LZ4 has much more learning space and equipment. It will open up more opportunities to be creative and support with teaching and learning. It is great to see all our new year 7 students making the very smooth transition into Melland and we wish them the best of luck. Head of Key Stage 3 Mrs Milburn had this to say;

A wonderful first week for our new starters in KS3. They have all arrived looking smart in their new uniforms and settling in well to tutor groups and classes. A big thank you to our Y8 and Y9s who are doing a sterling job of welcoming and helping the new pupils to make friends and find their way around the school.  A great start to the year!

Key stage 4 students have an exciting year ahead and Mr Barlow would like to mention; “Key stage 4 students have settled in to their new tutor groups very well and are already impressing staff with their hard work and maturity. Lauren , Sonny  and Kevin are just a few students who we’d like to give a special mention”.

We have had some very excited pupils moving from Key stage 4 into 6thform and are preparing for some exciting accreditations and preparations to the next stage of their education. Head of Key stage 5 Miss Hammond is extremely happy with the new start;

A huge welcome to our new year 12’s this September and big thank you to our year 13 and 14 students for being supportive and welcoming. Everyone has relaxed and refreshed over the summer break and is now ready to get stuck into the new exciting curriculum, employability opportunities and community projects in 6th form. We already have a café up and running, a fundraiser morning on its way and a trip organised with Into Film. We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead”.

We would also like to offer a very warm welcome to Mr Ashley, Miss Corey and Miss Burns our new teachers as well as the return of Miss Brooksbank who have been offering very creative and exciting lessons .

LG4 Cafe Reopens

LG4 will be relaunching their café on WEDNESDAY mornings this term, it will then run every Wednesday from 10.45am to 11.30am.

 This Wednesday 18th september will be a Macmillan coffee morning, we will be serving lots and lots of yummy cakes and biscuits as well as our usual toast, cheese on toast, crumpets etc. All money raised will be donated to the Macmillan charity.

If anyone would like to donate any cakes or biscuits that would be wonderful, you can drop them off in sixth form.

Students Overcome Fears With NCS Challenge

During the summer, two of our sixth form pupils participated in the NCS Challenge. Luke and Marshall spent 4 weeks involved in a variety of activities designed to develop their independence and confidence and achieve more than they ever imagined. During phase one our young people had to spend a week away from home accessing outdoor pursuits working in teams and accessing activities such as archery and rock climbing.

In the second phase Luke and Marshall had the opportunity to stay in halls of residence where they would develop their life and living skills. This was followed by a two week community partnership in the community. Marshall, who has just started sixth form helped in Harperhey Community Garden. He had to help keep the garden and work with residents to ensure all plant life was cared for. Marshall overcome his fear of public speaking in a Dragon’s Den Style pitch to win £25 towards his community project and with sponsor input managed to raise around £300. Luke attended Mellor Mill in Marple which is an archaeological trust where he helped with the cleaning and weeding.

Marshall and Luke made lots of new friends on the project and developed their independence and confidence in a big way. They have started this school year incredible well with a new found maturity and awareness of the world around them. Luke was very encouraging about the scheme and said “NCS Challenge was inspirational and think others at our school would love it!”

They were both very excited last week as they celebrated their triumphs with a reward ceremony at the Palace Theatre where they received certificates for their triumphant completion of the course.

 

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