Student social action programmes 2018-19
As well as the many community activities that the academy runs, we are committed to trying to give something back to our community by getting our students engaged in community action. Here are some of the bigger projects our students are involved in this year.
The whole academy is committed to supporting a variety of charities and good causes. Students raised almost £600 for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning in September, through baking cakes and donating money to cake sales.
Since then, students have also supported Breast Cancer Awareness charities and are putting together shoeboxes for Manchester’s homeless over the winter.
Over the 2018-19 year, every Tutor Group will volunteer some of their time on one morning, going out into the local area picking up litter and cleaning up the area. This is a way that we can do some social good, and at the same time, help students to appreciate their local area more.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Each year we invite local senior citizens to enjoy a free Christmas dinner, served by our students.
Our Student Council have just embarked on an exciting social action project with a national organisation called Envision and will be trying to get as many people involved as possible over the coming months. Their #birdsandthebees project has it’s own page here.
Manchester Airport Group Dragon’s Den Challenge
On Tuesday 16 October, Four Year 9 students (Rasah, Massoud, Seedy and Nawid) pitched to four fierce dragons at Manchester Airport, in the Airport Academy. They are raising money for the iMRI scanner appeal, (https://rmchcharity.org.uk/imri-appeal).
The students pitched brilliantly and managed to secure a £100 investment to start making their products! They will be making gift jars of sweets, which will be on sale for Christmas.