School Noticeboard 25th June 2016

Many thanks to all the families and friends who joined us at ‘Project Earthworks’ at the Manchester People’s History Museum in Central Manchester on Sunday the 19th of June from 12 noon until 2.30pm. The event proved to be a huge success in many ways and it was lovely to see everyone engaging in workshops, activities and performances, ranging from Dance, Drama, Music, Storytelling, Visual Art and Digital Arts. There were over 650 people in attendance in total and we would like to thank all our primary schools who worked alongside us to make the day as memorable as possible. For more details about the event, please contact Ms Wystawnoha.

Our Arts and Mediterranean Night takes place on Wednesday 6th of July 2016 from 6.00pm until 8.00pm and will feature a range of entertainment and activities. Spanish, Greek and Italian food is included in the ticket price. Tickets are available in advance from school priced £6.00 (no concessions). For more details, please see Mr Ahmed, Mr Wilcock or Mr De Courcey.

We are celebrating Arts Award Week on the 2nd to the 10th of July with two major events; our Arts and Mediterranean Night where families can try out new art skills and with our ‘Take One Picture’ Showcase which celebrates Year 7 CALL learners who have interpreted a famous classical or contemporary image with their own creative interpretation. Details for both events are on our school website. Mr Mvula will also be taking a trip to London to celebrate and share our work as one of fifteen national Arts Award Good Practice Centres around the United Kingdom. Well done to everyone who has taken part in this year’s activities.

Our ‘Take One Picture’ Showcase takes place in school on Friday the 8th of July 2016 from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. The event celebrates the great work our year 7 CALL learners have been carrying out in class in their interpretation of classical and contemporary art. Admission is free and refreshments are served.

Five learners from FPHS will take part in a highly prestigious two day Summer School as part of ‘The Ladder’ Scheme organised by The Ideas Foundation. The event will take place at McCann’s Digital Agency in Prestbury, Cheshire and our learners will have a chance to enjoy their swimming pool in the centre of their offices! Well done to all the students who have applied and been successful. For more details, see Mr De Courcey.

Learners who are currently completing their Arts Award Portfolios for July moderation are invited to attend Arts Award Club every Friday after school. Mr De Courcey and Mvula will be helping students complete their Portfolio work and offering advice. Good luck to all our students submitting for their Arts Award bronze and Silver qualifications.

Year 9 and 10 GCSE Dancers are currently performing in the European Festival of Science at the Lowry and at various venues throughout Manchester over the next few weeks as part of our ‘Stellarium’ project. The dancers have been working with national leading scientists on astronomical research to create a piece of dance which explores the nature of solar bursts from our Sun. The exciting project has combined dance with current science research to achieve national interest. Well done to all the students and staff involved in the work so far. For more details, contact Ms Wystawnoha.

Several FPHS staff presented research work to staff across Greater Manchester at a special Expansive Education Network Meeting in Swinton this week. The staff shared their innovative and successful classroom practice with other teaching staff and shared new ideas for the next academic year. Thanks to everyone who took part. For more details, contact Mr De Courcey.

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