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.
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.
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!