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Y8 Battle of the Bands – Following on from the success of the Y7 X-Factor, we will be holding Cathedral Academy’s first ever Battle of the Bands! On 10th April Y8 will battle it out on the stage performing as soloists or in an ensemble to become the winner of Battle of the Bands champion 2014.
Generation Jukebox Vol. 2 – This year’s music concert promises to be even bigger and better than ever before with students from all year groups showcasing their music talents. From steel pans to vocal solos, rock groups to string ensembles, it promises to be a show not to be missed!
Lion King Trip – On 7th May we will be taking a small number of lucky to students to see the Broadway hit musical The Lion King at Bradford Alhambra Theatre. The award winning show is a stunning display of musical theatre, amazing costumes and puppetry based on Walt Disney’s The Lion King.
Mother’s Day – In readiness for Mother’s Day the Science department will be making soap on Wednesday 26th March – perfect for a relaxing Mothering Sunday.
Dream catcher weaving – Parents and children will be working together to produce and decorate a dream-catcher as well as learning the legends behind them on Wednesday 2nd March.
Elevenses at Cathedral (May 2014) - Learning to bake fairy cakes and scones followed by a cup of tea and a chat to the teacher
Cake Decorating (Term 3) - Learn some of the techniques used in creating and decorating fabulous cakes and cup-cakes with the creator of Lacey Cakes www.laceycakes.co.uk
Father’s Day (Term 3)- Like for Mother’s Day the Science department will be creating surprises that dad will love
Heart Start (TBA) With the aid of an instructor parents will learn important elements of first aid. The course will include the recovery position, heart attacks, choking, CPR and bleeding.
Details may change so please keep an eye out for more information regarding Parent Link Activities on the website or in letters/ postcards your child will bring home.
Academic Achievement– Mr. A Jeffrey (Vice Principal)
Teaching and Learning – Mrs. K Cafferky (Vice Principal)
Behaviour/Safeguarding – Mr. P Willerton (Assistant Vice Principal)
Data, Assessment, Reports – Mr. S Pinder (Assistant Vice Principal)
Language and Learning (SEN and EAL) – Mr. P Willerton (Assistant Vice Principal/SENCO) , Mr. N Alyas (Assistant SENCO/Leader of EAL)
Homework/Parent Partnerships– Mrs. B Smith (Associate Assistant Vice Principal)
Year 7 – Miss. T Cullen (Y7 Achievement Leader), Mr. J Boam (Y7 Student Liaison Officer)
Year 8 – Mr. S Taylor (Y8 Achievement Leader), Mr. T Marchant (Y8 Student Liaison Officer)
Year 9 – Miss. S Holden (Y9 Achievement Leader), Mr. G Summerfield (Y9 Student Liaison Officer)
Year 10 /Year 11– Mr. A Brooke (Y10/Y11 Achievement Leader), Miss. L Coulson (Y10 Student Liaison Officer), Mr. P Newlove (Y11 Student Liaison Officer)
Pupils from Cathedral Academy are showing their entrepreneurial spirit by forming and running a company for a year. the young people, aged 13, 14 and 15, are taking part in Young Enterprise's Company Programme, which is designed to give them the opportunity to develop practical workplace skills.
Ms Warren, Principal "In the current climate it's vital that our students get the opportunity to practise real workplace skills, not just learn the theory. It's our job to produce young people who are prepared for the big wide world and Young Enterprise's Company Programme gives us the opportunity to do that. Our students have identified a gap in the market and formed a company which sells CD clocks. We can't wait to see how successful theyll be."
Each year more than 1300 businesses set up by young people aged 15 to 19 take part in Young Enterprise's Company Programme. They each set up a real company and trade for a year, ultimately competing to become the most successful in the UK.
Our students are being mentored by Neil Smith from Caterpillar Commercial Northern Europe Ltd. "The students are engaged and enthusiastic about clock a lot, they work well together and are organised. Personally I think doing enterprise is really good for children, it gives them good knowledge about businesses"
Ellen Young, Young Enterprise's West Yorkshire manager said "This challenge is a great opportunity for young people to learn about team work, planning and organising, but also about themselves. We're amazed at the creativity and discipline the young people show when completing Company Programme, and this year is no different."
This year more than 20 schools are taking part across West Yorkshire supported by volunteers from companies across the region. To read more about Young Enterprise, Company programme or volunteering opportunities please visit www.young-enterprise.org.uk
Cathedral Academy propose to apply to the Department for Education to open a 16-19 Free School for CAPA College. If we are successful in our bid, CAPA College Free School will be a flagship Arts College for Post-16 students, with its own purpose-built specialist accommodation serving up to 350 students and offering a range of high quality training and education courses in Performing Arts, Production Arts and Creative Media.
Interested? Please take a couple of minutes to complete the online questionnaire and we’ll keep you updated with our progress.
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