Eight pupils were given an opportunity to spend three days in Manchester working with GoDigital. They were separated into two groups of four ‘Deep Dive’ and ‘Innovate Her‘ both groups were then split up and worked with pupils from others school in developing a business idea and a technical solution for a problem at Alder hey hospital.
Group 1 Active Her
The students put into separate groups mixed with other schools and had to solve a real life problem given to them by Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The groups then split themselves into different job roles. Each group investigated the problem and brainstormed ideas before building a prototype to solve their given problem. The groups created a design for a web app and website before pitching their ideas to the audience.
They decided upon a problem to solve and put themselves into job roles. The had to state the problem they needed to solve and also build a working prototype, programmed using Python. They also had to pitch their idea as well as creating a video which was shown as they pitched their solution
The pupils said the following:
‘Amazing experience! I had an incredible time and met many new people.’
‘I enjoyed the experience and learned many new skills. I also met new amazing friends and people.’
‘Over the 3 days I learned many skills and made some brilliant memories. Overall it was a great experience.’
Teranique on her recent trip to the United Kingdom was given the opportunity to visit with 3 schools whilst there! One of the schools, Hindley High, has been giving to our homes for the last 4 years! Every term Rebecca and Julie organise cupcake sales to raise funds for our homes. These donations come in one amount to us at the end of each year. These amounts have certainly carried us through some dry seasons!
We are so thankful for this partnership. Teranique was blown away by the support of the students, teachers and perseverance from Rebecca and Julie. It is not easy casting vision to others about causes and why they should support, no matter how good a cause it is. What these two ladies have continued to do for us even through tough times, really produces such humility and thanks from all of us at Isithembiso.
Food Bank Collection
Thank you for your kindness and generosity in donating to the food bank. We were able to donate a total of 254.6kg of food.
Pictured is Head Boy, Jack Whitehead and a representative from Atherton and Leigh foodbank. The van was packed with our donations! Thank you.
In November Hindley High School hosted their first careers fair. This was an exciting and engaging event for our students to get directly involved in shaping their future career. There students were given the opportunity to discover different careers paths and employment opportunities in their local area. Hindley High School Careers Fair provided students with a vast range of information, motivating and inspiring and enable them to engage more proactively with future careers guidance.
The Sharp Project
Ten year 8 pupils have been given the opportunity to visit The Sharp Project in Manchester where they will be given a guided tour, a creative digital careers overview and two workshops run by industry professionals. This may include photography, VR & AR, graphic design, social media or web development. Its an excellent opportunity for pupils to gain an insight into these different careers.
Anti Bullying Ambassadors
We have 10 pupils going on a trip to Bolton School on Thursday 6th February where hey will receive training to become Anti Bullying Ambassadors in our school. The training is provided by a charity called the Diana Award and is sponsored by the DfE.
Spanish Trip to St John Rigby
On Friday 31st January, a group of Year 10 Spanish GCSE pupils took part in a Spanish Skills Workshop at St John Rigby College. The workshop was delivered by a native Spanish speaker and we learnt about Spanish festivals – El Día de los Muertos and La Tomatina. All pupils behaved exceptionally and I am really proud of how they tackled some of the more challenging aspects of the workshop.
A big thank you to St John Rigby for providing a really useful session and some really tasty snacks.
Miss E Farrimond.