Two students from The Cheadle Academy are celebrating after taking part in a mathematical education on Merseyside Maths Challenge run by Liverpool University. Their task consisted of tackling maths problems in a variety of contexts, to be completed as half term homework.
Gifted and Talented students from 8P1 and 9P1, Molly Johnson and Phoebe Hill did exceptionally well. Molly Johnson in Year 8 achieved a ‘Best in the Academy’ and 3rd place nationally out of 1600 students! In the senior challenge (open to Years 9 and 10) Phoebe Hill achieved ‘Best in the Academy’ and won a consolation prize, just missing out on the top prizes. Both students have been invited to an evening of recreational mathematics which includes a prize giving ceremony.
Subject Leader for Maths at The Cheadle Academy, Claire Ward, said: ‘This was a fantastic experience for our students, to compete in a National Challenge and one that challenges gifted and talented students. We are extremely proud of their achievements’.
Celebrating the fabulous support given by their PTFA, who purchased an excellent set of African drums, are members of the PTFA and grateful students! This facility will make a tremendous difference to many students across TCA, together with their partner Secondary and Primary schools.
“GCSE Music classes will really benefit from a ‘hands-on’ experience for one of their major set works of study”, said Phil McBride, Subject Leader for Music. “Such is their enthusiasm; they have already volunteered to become involved in running extra-curricular drumming groups for our younger students too!”
There is no substitute for the type of learning experience that students will now be able to access and students from The Cheadle Academy want to say a huge thank you to the PTFA. The students are very excited at the prospect of learning about world culture as part of their Music Curriculum and the Department is thrilled to be able to express creativity utilising genuine musical equipment.
Look out for performances featuring this equipment at The Cheadle Academy’s musical events in the near future.
The year 7 Futsal team at The Cheadle Academy are flying high and off to Birmingham to play at the Regional Finals!
Having previously won the District Competition, they went on to qualify for the Regionals from the County Tournament and will play at the National Futsal Arena – an amazing experience for a very sharp team.
Adam Edwards, PE teacher and Futsal Coach at The Cheadle Academy said: ‘over both tournaments, the team has not lost a game and, out of 13 matches, they have only conceded 2 goals! An outstanding effort!’