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School of the Week!

posted by Lucy Forster July 28, 2020 0 comments

SOCIAL SCHOOL AWARDS – the Social School Awards are designed to recognise those making waves in teaching and learning, and celebrate their achievements.  Every week, we see so many inspiring posts from students, teachers and educational bloggers sharing their incredible work in classrooms and beyond.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK

The Social School Awards School of the Week award aims to celebrate those schools finding new and exciting ways to encourage learning.  This could be through a school trip, engaging in a school-wide project, fundraising or pulling off a performance or event. It could even be something as simple as making changes to students’ learning environment to boost motivation and increase productivity.

This week follows schools that are continuing to learn and study from home, whilst a small number of children will continue their studies in school. We have selected some of our favourite posts shared by schools this week, demonstrating their positive and creative approach to pieces of work.

THIS WEEK’S WINNER IS…

Formby High School (@FormbyHigh), who have been sharing lots of brilliant work on Twitter. In response to this year’s difficult transition for new starters, Formby High have created a transition page on their website with lots of wonderful videos, information and an opportunity to meet the tutors. The school have also been hosting their very own Visual Arts Festival over on their YouTube channel – well done to everyone involved!

Visit the Social School Awards website for more information!

 

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Young Artist of the Year Competition

posted by Lucy Forster July 27, 2020 0 comments

The Sefton Young Artist of The Year competition was developed to help discover the next generation of artists in our  creative borough.  The Atkinson in partnership with The Arts Society Southport invited Young Artists aged 11-18 living in the Sefton Borough to submit one photograph of an original artwork to the competition, exhibited on The Atkinson’s website.  With over 120 entries received, the competition showcases the emerging talent in Sefton across a variety of artistic practices.

The competition winners were announced on Thursday 28 May and awarded prizes donated by The Arts Society Southport.

Well done to Imogen (Year 10) who won first prize in her age category for this amazing piece…

… and to Faith (Year 11) and Penny (Year 12) who were runners up in their age group:

 

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Making our Music Mark

posted by Lucy Forster July 27, 2020 0 comments

Formby High School has been nominated a Music Mark School Member by The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark, supported by the ABRSM.  Music Mark works to enable members, and the wider music education sector, to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. 

This nomination recognises the value that FHS places on music education and the letter received with it thanked the school for all the hard work we do to ensure that students at FHS are able to access and engage with a high quality music education.  Our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum was also welcomed and celebrated in their acknowledgement.  As part of this nomination, FHS will be supported financially by SKY Music Hub.