Group: Art & Drama
Learning Objective: Develop theatre skills that can help create a character around a mask.
What did you learn? '...to be confident even when wearing a mask' Read more...
45 Year 7,8 and 10 students were involved in a Mask Performance workshop. All students used industry standard masks and created characters and stories around them. They performed the stories using masks to students and staff. A massive thanks to everyone who helped make this a valuable experience for all.
Learning Objective: To learn about the effects and marketing of energy drinks and supplements.
What did you learn? '...that most energy drinks are full of sugar'
Learning Objective: To learn about the physics involved in scuba diving and experience a trial dive.
What did you learn? '...being able to actually scuba dive' '...how much pressure builds up on a diving tank' '...never hold your breath' Read more...
A group of students from the Dream Community had the opportunity to go to the Glaciere Diving School in Liverpool. Along with Mr Hogarth, who is an experienced scuba diver, students were taught the basics of diving in the swimming pool under the guidance of an experienced instructor. During their visit they learnt about the physics involved in Scuba diving. A great time was had by everybody!!
Learning Objective: To learn about festivals across the world and what makes an effective festival mask.
What did you learn? '...the different tastes of different foods from around the world' Read more...
In the Languages department we learnt about the magnificent and colourful carnivals that take place each year across the world such as Mardi Gras and Carnaval and those in Rio de Janeiro and Notting Hill. We watched videos of the amazing costumes and masks that people create - often over a period many months.
Then the students were asked to make their own special carnival masks. We had a huge choice of wonderful materials to choose from such as feathers, stickers, ribbons, pipe-cleaners, pom-poms, glitter paper and scraps of material. There were some fabulous masks produced which would look good in any carnival. Well done to the students - hope you enjoyed it! "I think it was good because you were able to make lots of different designs and I liked my mask. I want to do it again!" Cora Lee 9T
Learning Objective: How music is recorded and manipulated in the digital recording studio environment.
What did you learn? '...how to mime during filming and sing loud during recording' '...bout different pitches you can reach and how' Read more...
The academy choir made great use of our new recording studio on Super Learning Day. They were recorded singing With Or Without You, by U2 and were accompanied on piano. Their beautiful rendition, complete with harmony and superb attention to dynamics, can now be seen below.
Many thanks to all of the choir members for being so professional during recording. Well done!
Group: Religious Education
Learning Objective: Visit to the Anglican Cathedral.
What did you learn? '...the bricks are made out of sandstone and you can see Blackpool and the Welsh hills from the top of the tower on a sunny day' Read more...
As part of our Super Learning Day experience a group of Year 9 students currently studying GCSE Religious Education visited the 'Great Space' that is the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. On arrival we were met by tour guides who had a wealth of knowledge to share with us. On our tour we found the Cathedral mouse, we whispered in the whispering arch and we witnessed the smallest design of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (the telephone box!) inside his largest design (the Cathedral itself!).
The most enjoyable part of the trip was undoubtedly the trip up the tower. Two lift rides and just too many stairs later most students and staff enjoyed fantastic views across Liverpool, a few who did not fancy such dizzying heights sipped hot chocolate in the café whilst continuing to enjoy views of the Cathedral's interior! Our trip was so enjoyable and informative thanks to the professional, courteous and informative Cathedral staff.