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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All


Another successful iVALUE Day here at Middlewich High School

On February 17th we saw the second of our i-Value days take place. As always it was a very full day, that saw each year group engage with a different aspect of their Citizenship and PSHE.

Year 8 had an action packed day, part of which was organised by Groundwork. They participated in upcycling some palettes to make a bench for our garden; a session on ‘Love Food, Hate Waste, in which they cooked and ate meals from unwanted food and an information session on composting. Our thanks go out to the Groundwork team, in particular Jon Hutchinson for creating such a wonderful day for the students. They were also lucky enough to have workshops from Blesma and the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education. Both talks were inspirational and encouraged students to think about their treatment of others and their own resilience when faced with difficult situations.

For their day, Year 9 focused on their careers education and their Pathways for GCSE. Once again we welcomed South Cheshire College, who delivered talks about further education. Representatives from Astrazeneca spoke to the students regarding apprenticeships as well. We were fortunate enough to have a session where students engaged with business around their career choices. Students were offered workshops on: hairdressing, catering, construction, fitness, film and media and veterinary care. These workshops sought to engage students with the reality of working life and provide them with information about how to reach their desired goals. Thank you to everybody who gave up their time to be with us! Finally, students spent the afternoon having ‘taster sessions’ around their possible choices for subjects to be studied at GCSE.

Year 10’s day was all about health. We welcomed outside agencies such as The Brook and Coppafeel, looking at a range of topics including breast cancer and healthy and unhealthy relationships. Throughout the day our students showed a positive approach to the sessions and clearly valued the information that they were being given.

Finally, Year 11 were given the amazing opportunity to attend a trip to Keele University. The day included a tour of the campus and a taster lecture. Thank you to representatives at Keele who organised such an enriching day for our students.

Overall the day was a HUGE success. Students remarked throughout how fantastic the sessions were and how much they had got out of the day.