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26/05/2011 by mcma
Lord Speaker, Baroness Hayman, visited MC&MA on May 20th 2011. She wanted to experience life in an academy and see the impact that the academy has on our pupils. The Lord speaker met with Barry Fishwick; the executive principal and Frank Atherly; principal at the girls site to discuss the future of the academy and the impact of the new state of the art building which will completed in 2012.
The Lord Speaker was given the opportunity to watch highlights from the recent dance show ‘A Night at the Movies’ and talk with students about their passion for dance and drama. 10 students who had recently been on a world challenge trek through Morocco, volunteering at schools and youth centres along their way showed the Baroness photographs and videos of their amazing experience and explained how this trek had changed their perspective of life.
Finally 5 year 11 students presented their short film to the Baroness. Their film had been part of the Lights, Camera, Action competition held in the Houses of Parliament earlier in the year. The film highlighted issues of bullying in our new generation and explored the horrific consequences bullying can result in. The students explained how their video had been shown in assemblies and has had a great impact on the school.
The girls showed just some of the fantastic qualities of the academy. The Lord Speaker was very impressed with the creativity and passion she could see in our students.