• CELEBRITY VOCAL COACH USES MUSIC TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN DEBUT BOOK A new book is set to use music to tackle issues around mental health and bullying often faced by today’s teens. Written by celebrity vocal coach and mentor to rising stars of The X Factor and The Voice, CeCe Sammy, the debut educational guide uses music therapy techniques to help young people overcome societal pressures and challenges. ‘If You Can Speak You Can Sing’, draws upon CeCe’s professional life as a vocal and motivational coach and her personal life as a survivor of a brain aneurysm, which left her unable to speak or breath independently. CeCe believes music played a vital role in her recovery as, whilst recuperating in the hospital, she saw a direct correlation between music ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:25 AM by J Grant
  • RSA 8 On Wednesday 21st November a group of Year 8 students visited Ipsley RSA Academy in Redditch as part of the RSA 8 Leadership programme and we were joined by the other RSA family of schools. The aim of this programme is to build on leadership skills through social action campaign. The day started with an ice-breaker from Talk the Talk team - more details about them here - http://www.talkthetalkuk.org/ The students participated in a number of workshops and masterclasses to increase confidence in communication and looked at how to deliver a structured presentation to their peer. Students were also being taught to identify and use persuasive language techniques to get their message across. Plus this workshop highlights and ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 1:19 AM by J Grant
  • Japan Experience: Sixth Form Travel Tour 2018 The 9-day Study Tour took place during the 2018 October half term holiday and involved 12 Year 13 students accompanied by Mr Knox, Mrs Honeyghan and Mrs Mander along with Rory Steele from the British organising charity, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation who funded the visit in full. The Tour was based around Osaka, a city with a population of 2.3 million and there were also visits to the original capital city of Japan, Kyoto and Hiroshima, the site of the first use of a nuclear weapon against a civilian population in August 1945. The programme in Japan was explicitly designed to reflect the history, the geography, the social, the religious and the cultural aspects of Japan, so ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:57 AM by J Grant
  • Soweto and Xhosa Watch our very own BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 Xhosa Cole and local award-winning saxophonist Soweto Kinch, perform an interview for the BBC, while conducting a music workshop here at Holyhead.
    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 12:29 AM by J Grant
  • Telling the other story: Narratives without borders Home was here: Birmingham, England. Home was not in Limerick, Ireland; approximately 372 miles away. But one long weekend has managed to change my very idea of home and now I tell you: Home is where the soul is. On the 16th of November 2018, I travelled with five other students from Holyhead to Limerick, (courtesy of Narrative 4 and University of Birmingham.) A journey filled to the brim with nerves. A foreign country, with foreign people and a foreign culture. I wasn’t going to fit in; I had already decided that I wasn’t going to belong and the weekend would be a series of awkward, forced ‘hello’s’, ‘how are you’s?’ and an arty-farty story ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2018, 1:26 AM by J Grant
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