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Students share co-curricular experiences

Posted at 3:19 pm on 5th February, 2019

Co-curricular Success

Since September, students at Wellacre have taken part in the co-curricular programme every Wednesday. They have embraced the opportunities on offer and developed skills and passions in new areas. Here we profile four students, who explain how their experience of co-curricular has inspired them:

Arlo - Year 10 - Debating Society

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Co-curricular has given me an opportunity to learn about something that I wouldn’t have learnt in school and I developed skills to help me in the future, such as, learning how to make a point and share my opinion positively.  I particularly enjoyed taking part in the digital surgeries with politicians, including Andy Burnham. It was an amazing opportunity to ask him a question and hear his response.

Matthew - Year 8 - School Show Lighting Crew

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I had so much fun and felt inspired during co-curricular last term.  I learnt how to operate stage lighting, particularly spotlighting. We worked as a team during the show by communicating with the others backstage through headsets to ensure the smooth running of the show.  I loved celebrating our success by joining the cast on stage on the final show night!

Usman - Year 7 - Justice League

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It was fantastic to take part in a real campaign called ‘Send My Friend to School.’ We wrote letters to our local MP to ensure that she helps the UK Government sign a declaration to make schools safer across the world.  We learnt to conduct research and write formal letters. I also developed my presentation skills by speaking about our campaign in front of the whole of Year 7 and our local MP Kate Green! The highlight was meeting Kate Green and presenting her with our letters, which she will take to at Parliament.

Alfie - Year 10 - School of Rock

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Everyone learned new music skills as a group, even though we were all from different years, and I now know how to play a guitar! I understand the notes and I’ve progressed hugely in my playing ability. The best thing is that I found I can play actual songs now I know a few chords. Playing guitar is now something I really enjoy and I will continue to do!