Year 7 students concluded the first year of the new 11-13 Curriculum with a design-based community project.
Groups were tasked with choosing an area of Cheadle Hulme to regenerate, producing a model and presentation of their plans to persuade a panel of business leaders to back their ideas.
Students met with various members of the community, including the local vet and lollipop lady, representatives of planning companies and experts in delivering presentations, all of whom imparted their knowledge and advice to help make the students’ projects a success.
The collaborative nature of the new curriculum was inspired by the work of Bridge 21, in Ireland. Kevin Sullivan from Bridge 21 visited CHS and commented on the Year 7 students’ projects: “They are remarkably polished and very confident for 12 year-olds. I’m very impressed by the standard of work. The students can really see the progress they have made.”