Another Successful Open Evening
We were delighted to see so many of our local community taking the opportunity to visit our academy this week for its annual open evening. As well as prospective pupils and their families, we also welcomed members of our local community who took the opportunity to have a look around the academy and see the excellent educational offer that we have in place for the young people of North Manchester. With another record breaking turnout, it was such a pleasure to share all that makes our academy such a wonderful place to learn in with so many families and members of our community.
Once again there were many different activities taking place including: the show stopping science show, fitness competitions in our new gym, live debating in History, dance performances from this term’s musical ‘Hairspray’, excerpts from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and even an opportunity to bake your own cake! Our visitors were amazed by the enriched curriculum that we offer which includes so many extra-curricular clubs, a wealth of student leadership opportunities, a strong personal health and wellbeing offer and an excellent careers curriculum including many unique opportunities from the Co-op group.
Our Principal reminded us in her speech that a school is so much more than its building: a school is also about the people who are within it and the values and vision that underpins it. We were delighted that our visitors not only saw our amazing building, but also our vision in action this Thursday evening. Our pupils who toured our visitors around received excellent comments that highlighted not only their excellent knowledge, but also their polite and pleasant nature.
The open evening also saw a visit from Fred the Red as Primary Schools battled to win our football competition which was held on the 3G pitch. The event was run by the MUFC Foundation who the academy has a partnership with – the only school in North Manchester to have this partnership, and one that enhances our sporting offer across the school. Many congratulations to Charlestown Primary School who won the event on penalties to retain the trophy!
If you were unable to visit us at open evening but would like a tour of our facilities or to see the school in action, then please do contact Mrs M Shaw who will be able to arrange this visit for you.