On Tuesday 21st January, a selection of Year 7, 8 and 9 Girls met Aston Villa FC Footballer Nicklas Helenius. The girls took part within a range of training sessions focused upon developing their control, passing and shooting skills within Football. The girls performed extremely well and even managed to demonstrate their footballing skills on Nicklas himself! Well done to all of the girls who took part in this event.
On Wednesday 22nd January a group of sixth form Business students took part in the Premier League Enterprise Academy Challenge ran by representatives from Aston Villa FC. The group were faced with a real-life scenario set up by Richard Scudamore (Chief Executive of the Barclays Premier League), which was designed to inspire young people and help them to develop their knowledge of business skills and self-employment. The students were joined by Chicago Fire FC representatives who provided the students with advice and guidance on how Soccer clubs are ran in the USA. The group are currently in the process of preparing their presentation so that it is ready to be presented at the first round of heats at Villa Park in February. Good Luck to all of the students who are involved!
Year 8 recently experienced an inspirational talk by Errol Lawson. He shared details of his childhood, which led to him taking the wrong path. Errol told of his journey from failure to success and challenged Year 8 to set goals, take responsibility for their own learning and aim for success in every aspect of their life.
Mrs Liburd and Mrs Hussain shared stories of success at Aston Manor Academy and defined what success actually entails.
In preparation for the Year 8 examinations on 13th – 17th January 2014, pupils were given a presentation on revision techniques, including revision timetables, mnemonics, Loci and chunking.
Several pupils commented on how this assembly would help them, to make academic progress in the future.
This assembly will be repeated with Year 7 in the Spring Term as part of raising achievement at KS3.