6th Form Sports Academy Pupils get a visit from Cumbria University

On Tuesday Cumbria University visited SMCA to deliver a performance analysis session to the 6th Form Sports Academy. Pupils were required to measure their speed, analyse their technique and suggest changes to improve. They also learnt about the different sport courses on offer at Cumbria University. A great session enjoyed by all.


6th Form Sports Academy Pupils deliver sessions to Park School

Sports Academy deliver sessions to Park School
Last week pupils in the 6th Form Sports Academy planned and delivered a number of sporting sessions to pupils at Park School. The pupils were fantastic in their planning and delivery of the sessions. The pupils at Park school also really enjoyed their time at St.Mary's.


Year 12 Geography fieldwork

Year 12 have had a busy start to the year squeezing in a number of visits and visitors.

On Tuesday 8th November, year 12 went on a Geography fieldtrip to Rossall beach.  Despite the freezing temperatures, they worked amazingly well to gather information on the processes taking place along the beach.  They were eager to put into practice some of the fieldwork techniques they have been developing and collect information on sediment size, shape and angularity.  In addition to this they  managed to measured the varying profile of the beach (without losing the ranging poles!) and have the opportunity to see first hand some of the process they have been learning about.

For the unit Changing Places they have investigated a nearby place, Bloomfield, and looked at the socio-economic indicators and how that place has changed over time. On Friday they met with Paul Maynard MP to discuss further the issues for the Fylde coast and how Westminster governs the area from afar.

They also had to investigate Wrea Green looking at a number of current and historical maps to see how area has changed. Students then investigated these areas noting landuse and environmental quality. They had a great interview with Cllr. John Maskell Chairman of the parish council who spoke about how the people have changed and future planning issues for the village.

A huge thanks to all staff and visitors who have given up a significant amount of time to enable this to happen.