Members of staff who have taken part in 'MOVEMBER' got together on Thursday 28th November, to display their top lips!!
Those who took part brilliantly encapsulated the spirit of 'Movember' and as they collectively celebrated the crafting of some pretty dapper styles, colleagues and students treated them to scrummy cream cakes, as a thank you!! Cream cakes were kindly provided by Entrust Catering Services, who provide the usually healthy fare that students enjoy at the Academy!
At the beginning of the month, The Cheadle Academy’s Art Department launched ‘Movember craft club’ in which students and staff (Mo Bros and Mo Sistas) created quirky moustache brooches, cards, bookmarks and other accessories that were sold in school with all profits going to Movember! To date over £250 has been raised!
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
The Cheadle Academy participants grew their moustaches for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health. For the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as ‘Mo Bros’, effectively became walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raised awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by prompting conversations wherever they went.
Students from The Cheadle Academy’s Departments of History and Art have enjoyed a residential educational trip to Berlin recently.
Thirty-six Year 10 students and four teachers visited a range of places of historical interest where they developed their knowledge, understanding and interest in the past as well as collecting ideas and pictures for their Art portfolios. Places visited included the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, The Berlin Wall and the Topography of Terror. At these exhibitions students were guided round by experienced guides, and even past political prisoners at the Hohenhausen Stasi Prison.
Laura Edwards, Subject Leader for History said, ‘The students represented the Academy abroad and their behaviour was exemplary. In addition, a school Twitter feed was set up to report back experiences in Berlin. This was also posted onto the school website’. Sue Knowles, Teacher of Art added, ‘the entire experience contributed to student understanding and appreciation of Art. The visit to the Reichstag was particularly useful in showcasing architectural design’.
Student Zak Tudor told us, ‘the experience was the best experience of my school life and my friends would agree’. Beth Arthur said, ‘it has inspired my interest in History and in my GCSE studies’.
November 21st 2013 and it’s time for The Cheadle Academy to host their annual Careers Convention.
Careers Conventions are an opportunity for students to talk to employers, colleges and training providers and discuss what the options are when they leave The Cheadle Academy. It also provides an opportunity for The Academy to showcase the talented students to local businesses and colleges. We regard the Careers Conventions as very much a two-way process, for both student and future working partner.
There are a wide range of employers and colleges attending the Convention, this ensures that students gain as much information they can and make the most informed decisions that will lead to a chosen career path not a determined one.
Every student will be provided with a "manual" to help them navigate through the myriad of potential conversations, and provide guidance in what to ask and expect during those conversations.
We highly recommend that all students from Years 9 - 11 attend the Careers Convention as often it can provide the direction and aspiration required to maximise potential and deliver successful outcomes.
We pride ourselves as an Academy on the impartial careers advice we provide to students; the variety of organisations at the Convention deliver on that promise.