Junior Chefs Competition

On the 30th March 2015, MCA cookery teacher Amy Jones took three GCSE Catering students to the Hopwood Hall Schools Masterchef competition.
The three students were:
Nashe Chizema (Y11)
Warren Howard (Y9)
Imaan Zulfiqar (Y9)
The students were determined, tenacious and resilient throughout the competition and were a credit to MCA. They demonstrated their passion for food through their creative ideas and produced dishes of a high quality on the day.
Unfortunately we didn’t come home with any trophies but please do congratulate these students on their hardwork – they competed admirably against the best of other schools in the Middleton and Rochdale area.

 

 

Urban Crew ESA Day

 

On Friday 20th March, MCA played host to over 100 children from ten local primary schools as part of the Urban Crew ESA Day.  The Urban Crew project is a citizenship programme which engages year 5/6 children from primary schools within the North Manchester area.  The children take part in various activities throughout the year in order to complete challenges from the ASDAN Key Steps Award, which leads to an accreditation equivalent to one unit of a GCSE.

 

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Easter Revision Sessions

I am pleased to inform you of a number of revision sessions that will be taking place throughout the Easter Holidays for year 11 students. Your child will receive personal invites to specific sessions across all subject areas running between 9am and 1pm. In addition to the planned sessions The Workshop will be open throughout the holidays and staff will be available to support your child with their revision and any other outstanding work. Please see the overview of each session below:

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Jam Packed @ MCA

On Friday 27th March teachers from across Greater Manchester were invited to join us delivering Computing lessons with groups of 50 Y9 students from MCA (morning) and 30 Y5 children from St. Augustine’s C of E Primary (afternoon) as part of the ‘Hack To The Future’ event. Several families attended our Friday night ‘Family Hack Jam’ between 6 – 9pm on the same day. Three events were held over 2 days at MCA listed as ‘Hack To The Future’, ‘Family Hack Jam’ and ‘Raspberry Jam’.

The ‘Jam Packed’ Computing Project is funded by the Department for Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation and RM Education.  RM have planned this 18-month tour with 18 free Jam Packed Community Computing Festivals.

Over 100 visitors came along on Saturday to discover more about the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer at the ‘Raspberry Jam’ event including delegations from Northern Ireland, Stafford and Liverpool!

 

 

Railway trespassers are dicing with death – Half-term warning

A message from the British Transport Police (BTP)

Railway tracks are not playgrounds – that’s the message from British
Transport Police (BTP) ahead of the Easter school holidays. The warning
comes following increased reports during previous school holidays of
youths congregating near lines. Not only do youngsters risk their lives
playing near the tracks but their actions can result in severe delays for
passengers.

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Urban Crew ESA Day

On Friday 20th March, MCA played host to over 100 children from ten local primary schools as part of the Urban Crew ESA Day.  The Urban Crew project is a citizenship programme which engages year 5/6 children from primary schools within the North Manchester area.  The children take part in various activities throughout the year in order to complete challenges from the ASDAN Key Steps Award, which leads to an accreditation equivalent to one unit of a GCSE.

 

The ESA Day saw the students taking part in one of three activities; either Fit for Life, The Fit Food Club or The Big Debate.

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Community Computing Fesitval

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March, MCA will host a free ‘Jam Packed’ Community Computing Fesitval.

Come along and join us on Friday evening for our ‘Family Hack Jam’ which is suitable for groups of adults and children aged 6 and upwards. Bring along a group of family or friends and join in the fun and games with coding workshops and competitions taking place with prizes for the lucky winners. No experience is necessary as you will be taught all you need to know. For more information and to register, please click here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-hack-jam-manchester-270315-tickets-15115069580

On Saturday you can join us to discover more about the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer by taking part in workshops and demonstrations and receiving talks by some experienced users. For more information and to register, please click here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raspberry-jam-manchester-280315-tickets-15115074595