A-Level Physics students had a fascinating evening visiting The Christie Hospital in Manchester.
They were able to examine the role of Physics in Medicine by learning about diagnostic radiology, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging.
The keynote speech by Dr Laura Parkes of The University of Manchester gave an excellent insight into medical Physics research. Her cutting edge research into quantitative measurements of blood flow in the brain using MRI to examine cerebrovascular disease and ageing was fascinating and definitely showed our students how a career in Physics can lead to some exciting areas of work.
On Monday 18th February, Mr Farrell and Dr Smith took fifteen A level students to Rome on an Art & Respect trip. The four day trip was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Highlights of the itinerary were:
Day 1 : Guided walking tour taking in the Trefi Fountain and the Pantheon
Day 2: the Sistine chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and a meeting with Father Tony in the Vatican.
Day 3: The Colosseum, Colonna Palace gallery and art evening workshop.
Students engaged with religious artworks including those by the famous Caravaggio, Bernini and most notably Michelangelo. Students drew from their first hand experiences, reflecting on what they had seen, during evening art workshops. Students have produced a sketchbook of interpretations of the artworks they saw, capturing these through a variety of mediums.
“I loved Colonna Palace. I’d recommend this trip as there is so much to do and see”
“It gave us an opportunity to develop new skills of interpretation, and see how art developed through history”
“Father Tony’s talk was very interesting and helpful for Religion, Philosophy and Ethics content and quotes”
“The smaller group worked well as we got to know each other and the teachers better. A proper trip to Rome!”
The teachers said:
“I loved the interplay of art and religion, a really worthwhile trip”
“This was such an enjoyable and broadening experience for the students, which transformed their perspectives on art and religion”
A special ‘Grazie’ to Sarah Haigh for making this trip possible.
On the 1st to 3rd of March, Dr Smith and Miss Kelshaw took 7 enthusiastic year 11 Fine Art students to the Conway Centre near Menai Bridge in Anglesey. The students worked intensely with artists in a workshop environment alongside other students and teachers from a range of schools, gaining inspiration from them. Students produced a body of work which will contribute to their GCSE Exam project to potentially raise their attainment.
A variety of workshops were led by artists which included 3D sculpture with with printed tissue paper and rusted fabric incorporated, based around the ‘village on stilts’ in Cambodia called Kampong Phluk. Another workshop was construction centred, with card and wood based on birds eye views of cities, that also involved painting, collage, and craft cutting. All students thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and made fantastic progress.
Patrick Chu who created a sculpture inspired by Kampong Phluk said
“It was a very engaging experience”
Lila Sumers commented on her birds-eye view construction
“I was in a group on my own and I made friends”
Other comments on the weekend were very positive, such as “I’ve learnt new skills, now my grade is positively impacted” from David Roberts.
Mia Egan said
“we got so much work done in just one weekend – really happy”
Olivia Jowle said
“I’m really happy I learnt loads of new skills”
Samuel Gorden said
“the tutors were very helpful and taught us lots of new skills and techniques”
Serenne Roberts said
“I learnt new and interesting skills”
The Fallibroome students behaved impeccably and this is reflected in their final outcomes they have brought back to school. Miss kelshaw and Dr Smith said “This was an amazing trip where staff and students learnt an awful lot. A big thank you and well done to students for their continued hard work over the weekend”
Many thanks to Sarah Haigh for organising this trip.
Friendly advice and information on keeping a healthy and positive mind as a student in the modern world. This issue has many articles written by students at Fallibroome Sixth Form intended to help. Read it while it’s hot off the press…
Please read the following letter from Headteacher Mr Francis Power which gives advice on what to do if your child has not been given a place in Year 7 this coming September.
As you know, offers of places at Fallibroome have now gone out to parents. If you have not been successful in gaining a place here and would still like to join us, the following advice might be helpful:
Accept the place that you have been offered before the March deadline. That place can be declined at a later date if a place becomes available here. If you decline your current offer and are then not successful at appeal or via the waiting list for a place at Fallibroome, then there is a chance that your child would not have a secondary place at a local school at all.
If your circumstances have changed since the original application was submitted (for example, a change of address/school), make sure that you give this information to Cheshire East as this will affect your position on our waiting list.
Once the March deadline has passed, the Authority will start to backfill places from the waiting list. Every year, we take between 25 and 30 students from this list, usually because a number of families move out of the area or choose to go to the private sector. This means that it would certainly be worthwhile to register for this process if you are still keen to join us in September.
You also have the right to an independent appeal, but I suggest that it would be better to wait until after Easter just in case you are offered a place from our waiting list. If you would like to pursue the appeal process, I have attached some guidance documentation and a copy of the school’s case for your information. You will need to submit your appeal on the proforma attached to the Chair of the Admissions Committee, c/o the Clerk to Governors here at Fallibroome. This can be emailed to Mrs Nuttall at ku.gr1553328755o.emo1553328755orbil1553328755laf@l1553328755tn1553328755. All appeals for Y7 places for September will be heard by early July.
Thank you for your interest in joining our school. I appreciate that this can be an emotional process for families and that it can be difficult to decide how best to proceed from this point. If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Nuttall either by email or on her direct line at 01625 627263.
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The weather forecast for today suggests that we are likely to have heavy snow showers between 3pm and 6pm. As the ground is already very cold, this snow is unlikely to melt and this may make the car park treacherous, particularly as parents attempt to leave the site after tonight’s events. With this in mind, we have decided to postpone the following events that were scheduled for this evening:
Year 9 Information Evening
We do not expect the poor weather to interrupt the school day today.
Our site staff will also be in school very early in the morning to clear any snow that has fallen overnight so we expect to open as normal tomorrow. If these circumstances change, we will update our website accordingly. While we are always reluctant to allow the weather conditions to disrupt our activities, we think it is wise to avoid trying to keep the site open into the evening.
We will decide upon an alternative date for the Year 9 Information Evening and communicate this to parents in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Fallibroome's Got Talent is a fundraising show that The Fallibroome Academy's students are putting on to raise funds for local charities they have chosen to support this year. Be there! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to all the performers from the Fallibroome Trust and Fallibroome Learning Community schools who took part last night at The Fallibroome Academy Hall. The show was put on in a true spirit of collaboration and addressed important issues to a packed audience.
Pupils from Adlington Primary School, Bollinbrook Primary School, Broken Cross Primary School, Fallibroome Academy, Mottram Primary School, Nether Alderley Primary School, Park Lane School, Prestbury Primary School, Upton Priory School, Whirley Primary School and Winsford Academy all gave their best and sent the audience home uplifted. ... See MoreSee Less
View photos from last night's performance of "Into The Light", a journey through our physical and metaphorical relationship with light – a creative exploration of the scientific and the symbolic expressed through dance.
If you missed the show last night, tickets are available for this evening's show.