• Holyhead School Presentation Evening Highlights 2019
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 1:01 AM by J Grant
  • STEM Event by Ahead Partnership and Mott MacDonald Last Monday, we had the opportunity to bring in an external team from Mott MacDonald, a global engineering company, in association with Ahead Partnership. They came in to work with our Year 8 students setting them an infrastructure and sustainability challenge. This STEM event was focused around careers within the civil engineering industry. It was a really fantastic event with feedback showing students loved the opportunity to work in teams on the challenge, drawing on the maps, planning the routes, and questioning the employees. A few quotes pulled out from the students on what they liked about the event: “Learning about metro’s and technology”  “That we got to see how things are planned out”  “I liked how we got ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:57 AM by J Grant
  • ONE OF THE MOST RENOWNED DRUMMERS IN ROCK HISTORY RETURNS TO HANDSWORTH Ahead of performing at Symphony Hall in April, Handsworth-born drummer Carl Palmer will visit Holyhead School later this month and meet aspiring musicians from his hometown.Carl Palmer is one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s, a veteran of many banks including Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Asia. He was born in Handsworth in 1950.Yvonne O’Sullivan, Music Teacher at Holyhead School, said: “At Holyhead School, we are extremely proud of how talented our young artists are and we are always keen to provide them with musical opportunities. Having Carl visit our school is something that we are all very excited about, after all, how ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 1:26 AM by J Grant
  • 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
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