MUN Conference - Highly Commended!

(Posted on 11/10/19)

Welcome to this week’s Headteacher’s Blog.

Last weekend, a group of students attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference at Cheadle Hulme High School. MUN is a simulation of the real United Nations, whereby students play the roles of a country and debate on a variety of global issues relevant to today. Subjects debated included issues such as child marriage, female access to education and the use of chemical weapons. Our students represented the delegation of Kuwait on these issues and Sarah Davies in Year 12 was 'highly commended' on the Health Council presentation. Once again, we were the only state school to participate and our students performed exceptionally well in the debates, including Year 9 student Mark Hanney, attending for the first time. We will be hosting a Model UN conference in the Spring Term – well done team!

It’s been a busy time for our Art students:

Benedicte Mogen Olsen, from Frogn High School in Norway, spent this week with our Maths and Science departments. The placement is part of the Erasmus Plus programme that seeks to establish international links between schools, in order to share best practice. This is the second time we have hosted colleagues from Frogn High School, and I was lucky enough to have a week’s placement over in Norway during our Easter holiday in 2016. We look forward to building on this international partnership.

Our Year 11 students have been participating in some revision workshops this week as they gear up to their mock exams next half term. Mrs McNally and Mrs Farley led a series of activities designed to help students prepare for assessments.

During a trip to the Houses of Parliament, a group of Sixth Form students met up with local MP Chris Matheson. Mr Matheson will also be visiting us next term, to take part in a debate with our Politics students.

We have also seen, this week, the launch of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition with one of the largest Gold cohorts we have ever had.  Over 60 students have signed up and I wish them all well in their endeavours.  Look out for progress updates in future blogs!

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I hope you all have a great weekend.

D P Jones

Headteacher


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