Science Revision

22 Days to Make a Difference!

The Science Faculty have produced a structured, targeted revision plan for students in Year 10 and 11 who will be sitting their GCSE Core Science Exams in May, supporting our students in achieving and surpassing their target grades.

Each day the Science faculty will provide an activity that will focus student revision by reviewing what they really need to know in bite sized chunks, giving example questions and answers to practice exam technique, showing different ways to revise and self-test, and building student confidence with help and support from staff.

Dr Rachel Martin, Curriculum Lead for Science says “The message to students is that your first exam is in 22 days – but don’t panic! Join the 22 Days to Make a Difference sessions and take action to make a real difference to your exam performance.”

Full details and the schedule are here

What your plan

Wythenshawe Women: Breaking Through

As part of a fashion show with a difference Megan Irlam and Faye Taylor from Year 10 have been working for the past few weeks on an outfit which challenges the stereotypes held about how career women should dress.

They decided on a football theme as Manchester United Foundation is one of the Academy’s partners. They redesigned football shirts giving them more of a feminine twist – ribbons, lace, roses, key words emblazoned across the shirts like “power”, “woman”. Their message was clear as they walked down the catwalk underneath the famous “Concorde” plane, at Manchester Airport: “we can be strong and assertive and we are not defined by what we wear”.

On the catwalk

On Manchester International Women’s Day students from the Academy watched the show and had the chance to listen to inspirational women from business talking about how they have broken through the glass ceiling. Speakers included the Governor of a Prison, a Chief Inspector of Police, a First Officer for a UK airline and successful local business women.  As part of the event, businesses have made a pledge to support local schools in and around Wythenshawe. Well done Megan and Faye!

Presenting

Young Enterprise Team Win Second Award

Manchester Health Academy’s Young Enterprise Company, Seasons Crafted, won the Company Journey Award at an event held in Spinningfields, Manchester on the 25th of March.

The Year 10 students set up their business from scratch in January, building start-up finance by selling shares in the company to friends and family.  They developed handmade laser-cut key rings and coaster sets which they sold at the Academy and at a trade fair held at the Trafford Centre.

Competing with teams from 14 other schools who had all designed, created and marketed their own products, our team were a credit to themselves and to the Academy at the fair, winning ‘Best Communication Award’ for their marketing and how they presented themselves to the judges.

Their performance at the fair secured them the opportunity to set up their stall at Spinningfields, where they submitted a comprehensive business report and gave a presentation about the company to an audience of more than 150 people.  The judges were very impressed with the team, awarding them the Company Journey Award in recognition of how far they had come in a short space of time.

Congratulations to Lucy Leech-Martin, Jodie Miller, Charlotte Howe, Jack Beswick, Morgan Beardsall and Rhys Evans, pictured here with entrepreneur Neel Shah.

Young Enterprise Event Photo

Greater Sport FE Coaching Conference

Students from MHA 6th form attended a Further Education Coaching Conference yesterday held at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield, home to a number of Manchesters sports teams.

The event was a huge success, run by Greater Sport with the aiming of improving the understanding of coaching in a variety of areas. College students from across Greater Manchester attended the conference, and took part in lectures and games run by leading sports coaches in Manchester focusing on areas such as Coaching Philosophy, Questioning, Communication, Gamesense and, Honesty and Ethics.

Dilon Ashton said that ‘It teaches you how to question other people and think of questions which will develop answers from the participants’.

This conference will be an annual event and we look forward to taking the 6th formers back next year.

Year 8 girls perform well in MU Foundation tournament

The Year 8 girls football team performed well in the latest Girls Hub Tournament, were Year 8&9 girls from Manchester United Foundation hub schools came to compete.

The girls did themselves and the school proud competing against tough opposition and an older age group. The Year 8’s finished the tournament in joint 3rd with two wins from their 5 games, and will be preparing for the next tournament which is the Year 7&8 tournament.

Well done girls!

Don’t forget if you want to come and play football with the girls teams, then come along on Thursdays 3-4pm, everyone is welcome.

MHA 6th form inspirational performance in cup

6th form students will be feeling disappointed after a hard fought display in the Manchester Colleges cup quarter final yesterday afternoon.

The 6th form team played Xavarian College 1st team yesterday who play regularly in the North West Colleges league finishing 6th this season. MHA were tagged as the underdogs going into the game, but from the start they showed their qualities and determination taking a 1-0 lead into half-time, thanks to Jack Earlam (Year 11).

Xavarian College came back at MHA in the 2nd half, and scored in the 70th minute with a shot from outside the box which dipped the goalkeeper.

The game went  into extra time (5 minutes), and with 1 minute to go Xavarian College scored to win the tie, and progress to the Semi-finals.

The 6th form students battled valiantly and deserved more for their efforts throughout the game, but all the staff are very proud of the teams performance.

Well done to the team and also to the Year 11 students who were part of the team (Connor Tarry, Connor Doohan, Sam Marshall and Jerry Mcdermott).

Year 11 Girls Football Team Through To Final

The Year 11 girls played Manchester Communication Academy in the semi-final of the Under 16 girls cup last night and won 4-0!  It was a fantastic performance, beating the team who have won the tournament for the last 2 years.  Well done girls!

Final:

Fixture –  Manchester Health Academy  V Wright Robinson

Date – Wednesday 6th May

Time – 4.00pm Kick off.

Location – Platt Lane

Football