Sport at Aston Manor opens up many opportunities for pupils, not least on Friday 12th of December when Aditur Rahman in year 11 as well as other Aston Manor pupils were able to meet Prince William. His Royal Highness was the main dignitary at the opening ceremony at Holford Sports Hub where many of our pupils partake in sports activities; Aditur not only took part in boxing exhibitions for the Prince but also got the chance to exchange a few words. Other distinguished guests at the event included the Mayor of Birmingham as well as Chief superintendants of the Local police force.
So much has been going on in PSHE lessons so far this academic year, with some fantastic visitors coming in to school to work with our students. We have so far had workshops focused on online bullying, exploitation and self-esteem, violent extremism and legal highs. Over 700 students have so far benefitted from these workshops since September, which aim to build on what they learn as part of the current PSHE curriculum.
These workshops have not only been a great success and really beneficial for the students, we have also received some really positive feedback from our visitors who have stated that:
‘The students have been a delight to work with’, ‘Were really positive and engaged throughout’ and ‘So well behaved and so helpful it was refreshing!’
Let’s hope the spring term will be just as exciting!!!!
‘Tapestry’ violent extremism workshops with year 9 from the Playhouse.
‘Legal highs’ workshops with year 10’s from Urban Heard.
‘EUBully’ workshops with year 7’s from Spectacle Theatre & ‘Girls EM’ self-esteem workshops with year 9 from City United.
Congratulation to Samina and Alwayne for a beautiful performance at Aston Parish Church for their annual Community Carol Service. It was a lovely occasion with all the local schools taking part. Both students received many compliments about their performance afterwards. Well Done!
A group of year 8 students went along to Sutton College to their First World War Workshop afternoon and took part in a variety of different activities. The activities ranged from learning about The Birmingham Pals Regiment to recording their own war song! Students were a credit to the school – well done everyone!
Year 8 students have created some absolutely superb Remembrance Day projects to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. Students were asked to focus on three questions: Why is 100 years so important? Why should we remember? And How should we remember? Pupils were allowed the freedom to design a project in whatever fashion they wanted and the results didn’t fail to impress!
Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls Football team who won their first league fixture against a Year 7 and Year 8 team from Nishkam High School. It was a great team effort and ‘player(s) of the match’ were awarded to Shontia Roberts and Sunniya Ima.
AMA (Year 7) 14 – 1 Nishkam (Year 7)
AMA (Year 7) 9 – 8 Nishkam (Year 8)
Miss Pawar is extremely proud of her team and looks forward to the rest of the season!
Aditur is the first member of the Aston Manor boxing club to have an amateur contest, He fought well and lost a contentious split decision to a home town favourite. Aditur’s opponent had a height and weight advantage but still many crowd members felt Aditur was good for the victory. He will soon be back in the ring (watch this space). If you are interested in joining the boxing club please contact Mr Tully.
Great new movies to take out over night from the library. Pay £1.00 and get 50p back when the film is returned at breaktime the next day. Choose from the following thrilling films!!!
Transformers – Age of Extinction
Guardians of the Galaxy
A Fault in Our Stars
The Lego Movie
The Book Thief
X-Men Days of Future Past
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
And loads more………………………………..