Mock Trial CompetitionYear 8 & 9 students from Cheadle Hulme High School have won a place in the regional final of The Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition, organized by The Citizenship Foundation. The competition aims to introduce the legal system to young people in an innovative and exciting way.
In the roles of lawyers, witnesses, magistrates and court staff, students prosecute and defend specially written criminal cases. Teams compete against each other in real Magistrates’ courts in front of real magistrates.
Teacher and organiser, Adelle Holt, says: “This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about our legal system and some of the professions involved. It’s been great for students’ confidence and team building, and we’ve had lots of fun too! I’ve been really impressed with how students have approached the project, and we’re really looking forward to the next stage.”
The regional final takes place in Leeds this summer.
For the last six months, Year 9 computing students have been working on an educational project with Lizzy Hamer, a computer science undergraduate from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester.
Students have had the opportunity of learning how to write basic Python programming language, as well as writing programs to control different Lego mindstorms.
Students took part in this year's BBC School Report News Day, with budding journalists brainstorming story ideas, compiling questions and then interviewing fellow students and staff around school. Two students were also interviewed live on BBC Radio Manchester, with clips from their interviews about music and fashion being played out on the air.
School Report News Day 2014 is a BBC initiative to encourage students to learn more about media and reporting, with more than 30,000 UK pupils turning their classrooms into newsrooms for the day.
The Cheadle Hulme High School Report is available here
Year 10 students enjoyed a fabulous day at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, as part of their Cambridge Challenge Day. They attended a workshop, listening to undergraduate students talk about their University experiences; dined in the Old Library; took a tour of the University buildings; participated in an inter-school debate: and listened to two lectures given for Cambridge PhD students.
The trip was a wonderful opportunity to experience life as a Cambridge undergraduate and students learnt that with the right approach, and lots of hard work, everyone has a chance to win a place at one of Britain’s top universities.
School Governors were given a guided tour of the Sixth Form Centre currently under construction and due for completion this September. Deputy Headteacher Gill Theobald accompanied them round the site. The new Sixth Form Centre will include study areas, a refectory and a 300-seat auditorium.
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We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning. We strive to operate a 'CAN DO' culture where people are able to pursue ideas and take risks - they are developed and supported. This ethos was recognised in our Ofsted inspection in September 2011:
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