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Martin High prepares for new term

Lionheart Academies Trust: Next year we will be part of the Lionheart Academies Trust, working closely with other schools to get better outcomes for all of Leicestershire's young people.

Working at both Cedars and Martin will give even more collaborative learning opportunities for our communities especially with the opening of the Cedars Martin sixth form College this August.

Exams have gone smoothly, Year 11 were fantastic and we are really proud of the hard work they put in.

If you haven't been onto the site at school, you will have missed the improvements to the learning environment. We have new windows, reception areas and over the summer there will be the refurbishment of our main corridor in the original school building.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents, carers and local community for their continued support of MHS.

"Inspiring all to dream more, learn more, do more and become more." We are Martin High School.

Laura Sanchez – Head Teacher

Post-16 Development: Our post 16 development is evolving beautifully; we have made drastic changes to our new post-16 social room with new furniture arriving, sinks to make teas and coffees with and superb decoration.

We have also been collaboratively working with Kath Kelly at Cedars to plan the induction days in September and enrolment day on the 26th August at Cedars.

Together we believe that every student has the right to broaden their horizons through not only education, but also extra enrichment. We have therefore recently sent letters out for the Sri Lanka trip in 2019 which Mr White will run. This exciting opportunity will offer experiences of new cultures and allow them to become well rounded, resilient adults.
Mrs Thomas
Post 16 co-ordinator

Martin High School Supports the Scouts: We were lucky enough to hold the 40th Leicester Scouts summer AGM at MHS this year. It was fantastic to not just see MHS learners participating, but so many young people from our local communities.

The evening was AGM business and then a celebration of the young people who had earned a variety of rewards and badges.

The scouts do a lot of community work and support a variety of charities as well as offering a huge amount of different enrichment activities.

If you would like to become involved in the organisation, please contact:
40thleicesterscouts@gmail.com

'Boys Noise': Five Year 7 MHS pupils recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were chosen to take part in a set of special sports and singing events, ran by the Leicestershire Music Education Hub.

Cameron Arthur, Jack Coplin, Richard Dowsing, Dylan Garner and James Joy initially got the chance to go to King Power Stadium in April, where they were taught singing lessons by the stars of Voices 8. They also got a personal tour of the King Power Stadium and even got to meet LCFC's mascot, Filbert Fox! Following on from this, they had another singing practise at Ivanhoe College, followed by a football training session two weeks later at Ivanhoe which was run by none other than LCFC coaches themselves!

The Boys Noise event culminated on Tuesday 26th June, where they performed in a mass choir (made up of local primary and secondary schools) live and on stage in Leicester's De Montfort Hall - to a very eager audience. The event was a huge success and the MHS is extremely proud of our five boys who got involved and gave 100%.  Well done!
Mr Thomas
Head of Faculty

Stars of MHS evening: On behalf of the Creative Arts and Technology team, we would like to say huge congratulations to all of the performers, artists and technology students that contributed to the 'Stars of MHS' evening event on 4th July. Their hard work and dedication to their artistic skills really shined bright, both in the exhibition and performances.

As a team we are very proud of our students and would like to say a big thank you to parents, friends and the local community for continuing to support the creative arts at the Martin High School. See you at our next event.
Miss Milner, Miss Yeabsley, Mrs Marsh and Miss Newton
#MHS #Music #Art #Drama #Technology #CreativeArtsMatter

Programming skills at Primary Schools: Three Martin High School students, Ethan Chandler (Y11), James Oldham (Y11) and Rachel Yarrow-Hadfield (Y8) have being using their programming skills to show primary school children from Anstey village how to code.

The students gave their own time to visit the village library on a Thursday after school to teach primary school pupils how to code using block editor for use with micro bits. This is the first stage of the program; once the pupils have achieved success with block editor our year 11 students would like to share their skills demonstrating the early stages of the python language.

Once the pupils have the understanding of Block editor script, they will be shown how to convert it into Touch develop script, which helps with the transition to text-based programming.

Learning through fun, a progression from using the micro bit as a temperature gauge, mini games console or treasure hunt.
Ms K Simpson
Teacher of Computer Science

Social Action
Social action is all about empowering young people to play their part in society and make a difference – being proactive and supporting a cause they believe in. All year groups were introduced to this in an assembly in order for pupils to begin thinking over summer how they want to get involved in this during the next academic year. This is linked with the #I Will campaign whereby pupils pledge to make a difference in school and/or their local community.

One of our focuses for next year is to improve the school environment and also to begin to do this in the local community. This will be pupil led by those in the eco club. After a recent informative visit to a waste recycling centre, the leaders of this club are passionate to make a positive change within the school and community and have come up with some initiatives for the next academic year. The pupils have the full support of the school and are hoping that they will also have the support of their local community, parents and carers.  Further information regarding this will come out in September.

The Warning Zone came into school to deliver their show 'Crowd Control' to Year 9s. This show all about e-safety was pertinent to what our young people experience online through mediums such as social media. Pupils were engaged with their unusual delivery which used to large back lighted screens.  Pupils have come away with increased knowledge on the risks that come with the use of the internet, and are also better equipped to deal with issues that may come their way.
Mr Williams
Head of House

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