Friday 14th English Literature class! We headed out of Blackpool and made our way to The Imperial War Museum, Manchester, where students were challenged to gain a deeper understanding of the tragedies of World War 1. When studying literature from any time period or historical event, it is always insightful and helpful to explore the social and historical contexts in more detail; our sixth formers were able to see first-hand how The Great war impacted the lives of those who lived through it; by reading personal accounts, letters and diaries, viewing 360° projected video footage and even by handling authentic artefacts from the time period itself, students were able to appreciate the context of where the poetry they have been studying came from. It was an inspiring and emotional day for us all as we experienced the lives of those who suffered. Thank you to the 12D Literature class for representing St Mary’s 6th Form in such a fantastic manner! Don’t forget to see Mr Baugh for the answers to the WW1 quiz! March was certainly a Dynamic Day for the Year 12
Yesterday twelve Year Eight and Nine students competed in the regional round of the Mock Trial competition at Reedley Court, Burnley. This involved the students acting as magistrates, lawyers and witnesses against another school, both prosecuting and defending. Unfortunately our students were beaten by the winning team but everyone had a great day and overall experience. Hopefully we will be back next year!
Today, Year 8 have been working on their communication skills as part of the Dynamic Day. Some groups have created summaries of their learning using various web 2.0 tools.
A selection of pupils' work is below:
Anneliese, Danielle & Lilly: http://goanimate.com/videos/0hPetGGOI9E8?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=usercontent
And some more work....
One of the groups from 9z1 English have today created a very unique and engaging presentation on two of the poems that will be studied for their assessment, one by Jessie Pope and the other by Wilfred Owen.
Not only did the group consider the similarities and differences between the two poems, but they also identified a detailed list of poetic devices used within the poems and discussed their effects on the reader.