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Curriculum Enrichment Day 2021

Posted at 10:36 am on 20th July, 2021

Wellacre’s Curriculum Enrichment  Day

Wellacre welcomed the return of our  Curriculum Enrichment Day on Friday 9th July, inviting students to take part in a variety of exciting and stimulating activities.

The day included:

Carrington Moss Nature Reserve Trip

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Friends of Carrington Moss, the RSPB and a local photographer welcomed Year 7 students to the Carrington Moss Nature Reserve for a day full of inspirational activities, including photographing urban and rural landscapes, and birdwatching.

Dance Workshop with the Lowry Centre for Advanced Dance Training

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Mr Bowry from the Lowry Centre for Advanced Dance Training returned to Wellacre to deliver an energetic dance and movement workshop, encouraging Year 7 students to play, work together and have lots of fun!

Virtual WW1 Workshop with the National Archives

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The National Archives hosted an online workshop entitled ‘From the Front’.  Year 8 students explored the personal experiences of First World War soldiers and learned about the archiving of historical artefacts. 

Local History Walk 

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Year 8 students embarked on a walk to Irlam Locks to learn about local history on our doorstep, and to support lessons on the Industrial Revolution and the Manchester Ship Canal. 

Samba Workshop with Trafford Music Service

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Year 8 students enjoyed a lively samba drumming and percussion workshop, getting hands on with authentic samba drums and instruments and working together to make exciting music and rhythms. 

Mrs O’Neill, Associate Assistant Principal for SMSC, said:

"This was a really successful and an enjoyable event for all involved.  The support and contributions to this year’s Enrichment Day were exceptional as usual, and students in school really enjoyed some new and different experiences!” 

Mrs Sharrock, Principal, agreed: 

"It was lovely to see students and staff smiling and enjoying new experiences. Thank you to Mrs O’Neill and all the staff who supported sessions and our community links who gave their time so freely."