Comic Relief

WE HAVE RAISED £1290.07 FOR COMIC RELIEF!

Thank you to all of our wonderful staff and students who got involved.

Liberate Presentations

Friday 17th March Marsden Heights Year 9 students experienced an ‘Organised Crime’ presentation delivered by Andy Winters from Liberate. Liberate work in conjunction with the Home Office to encourage responsible decision-making in avoiding the dangers of becoming involved in organised crime.

Andy was an excellent presenter who really engaged the students, including some impressive magic tricks! Students took an active part in the presentations and learned a lot about how the effects of crime can cause a ripple effect which can impact family, friends and the local area.

We are looking forward to building more links with Liberate in the future.

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World Book Day

Staff and students took part in this years World Book Day on 2nd March by dressing up as a character from their favorite book.

As you can see from the photographs, a fantastic effort was made.

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YEAR 9 WORK INSPIRATION SESSION

On February 8th Nelson & Colne College invited all Year 9 students to a Careers Fayre. Marsden Heights took 180 students who met with various companies./industries ranging from the Police, Armed Services, engineering companies, manufacturers, Public Services and all points in between! Students were enthused and really ‘bought in ‘ to what the session was about. They were really interested in the many careers they could access and asked a range of questions of the companies on the day. Many students have reported that they now have a better idea of what careers are available to them in the future , and more importantly, the qualifications they need to enter the various career routes they should follow.

 

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Al-Ikhhlaas Primary School Careers Fayre

For the first time Marsden Heights were invited to the inaugural Careers Fayre, hosted by the Al-Ikhlaas Primary School in Nelson. Many businesses were available for a small group of Marsden Heights students to speak to and discuss the range of career opportunities available to them in the future. Several students commented on how useful it was to know which qualifications they would need to enter the various career paths available to them in the future. We will be growing our links with Al-Ikhlaas Primary School in the near future.

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MOCK INTERVIEWS

In January, every Year 11 student had a ‘Mock’ Interview with various business partners arranged by the staff in our JOB Junction. All students interviewed were given a feedback sheet which they will discuss with their Citizenship teacher, allowing them to create an Action Plan to discuss in their 1:1 Job Junction mentoring interview which all students will have.

In early January all Year 9 students were introduced to the theme of ‘Workskills’ delivered by The Transformation Trust’ in conjunction with Barclays Bank. Students explored, work-based attitudes , employer requirements and employability skills.

Student feedback has been very positive and Year 10 will be enjoying the same activities in February

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Raising Aspirations

In January 12 students visited Burnley College for an A Level Taster session where they experienced workshops in Psychology and Business Studies. Burnley College have plans in place for their first ever Year 10 Taster Day when all Marsden Height students will attend to find out more about the options available to them in their post-16 options.

 

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MHCC CAREERS—CRAVEN COLLEGE VISIT

In early December 48 students were invited to Craven College in Skipton to take part in A Level/BTEC option work shop day. The idea was to expand the experiences of the Post-16 providers in the local areas. Students chose from a range of activities such as Animal Care, Sciences, Sport, Media, media make-up and many others. All students enjoyed the day (especially the pizza bread lunch!) and it certainly opened the eyes of some of our students as to the range of subjects available to them in the future.

In early December 48 students were invited to Craven College in Skipton to take part in A Level/BTEC option work shop day. The idea was to expand the experiences of the Post-16 providers in the local areas. Students chose from a range of activities such as Animal Care, Sciences, Sport, Media, media make-up and many others. All students enjoyed the day (especially the pizza bread lunch!) and it certainly opened the eyes of some of our students as to the range of subjects available to them in the future. MHCC CAREERS—CRAVEN COLLEGE VISIT2 MHCC CAREERS—CRAVEN COLLEGE VISIT1 MHCC CAREERS—CRAVEN COLLEGE VISIT

Year 10 Barclays Transformation Trust Workskills Day

In February all Year 10 students took part in a ‘workskills’ day delivered by Sue Kuzubasoglu from the Transformation Trust. Basically this is an opportunity for MHCC students to experience workshops on areas which should help them when they come to move on into the world of work in the next 3-4 years. Sessions included ‘Overcoming Challenges’ ‘Workplace Behaviours’ ‘Workplace Responsibilities’ and ‘Public Speaking and Interview Technique’

Students really enjoyed the day and Sue was really complimentary about the enthusiasm shown by our students. We will be looking to further develop our links with the Transformation Trust over the next 3 years. Below are some pictures of students enjoying the workshops on the day – including some who clearly ‘enjoyed’ working with Miss Littlewood!

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Lancashire SACRE RE Debate

The students shone and I felt a huge sense of pride as this was a very new experience for them and not only did they stand and fully engage with the event they spoke clearly and passionately about their own views and experiences, they debated with many other Lancashire schools and were outstanding, it was a really great afternoon for all. Marsden Heights at the end of the session had a special mention by County Councillor Anne Cheetham expressing how she was impressed with how Zain Kaiser had explained the essential tool we have of specialists teachers and how he felt this better eqipts’ students now and in the future to go out into the world.

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