Issue 34 - June 18
Message from Mr Mellen Although people can find out some information about Cedar Mount by reading Ofsted Reports, looking at exam results or studying exam results, I believe that they find our much more about us as a school by meeting our students and staff. That is why I am always pleased and proud when people who are nothing to do with our school tell me how great our students are. This happened this Fundraiser week with the Year 9s who went on residential to the Peace Foundation in Warrington who were a great credit Cricket to Cedar in all they did, including giving up spare time to clean graffiti off a local bridge - well done to all of you. I Debate Mate was also delighted to visit two venues for work experience yesterday and hear how four of our Year 10 students Work Experience were working hard and being a real credit to our school - wonderful to see and hear. We also had our Enterprise Transition Day and Evening when some of our student leaders did a fantastic job of showing new students and Residential families round. SO many things to be proud of, so many students doing so well. There are more chances to shine Summer Invite next week at Sports Day and I look forward to seeing you all competing well there and supporting your house teams. Have a great weekend.
Charity Cricket Fundraiser Last Thursday Cedar hosted a cricket tournament to celebrate the end of EID and raise money for Islamic Relief. Throughout the day, members of staff took part in a sponsored fast – a difficult task considering most of them can’t contemplate being without food or water for one hour let alone all day! By 4:00 pm there were smiles on everyone’s faces as families gathered in the bistro with parcels of homemade curries and other delicacies to share with visitors and staff. A special thank you to Reena and her family from MCS and our amazing parents for the lovely food they brought to the academy – IT WAS DELICIOUS! The cricket tournament was well attended with over 30 students taking part and CMA staff took on a parent and student team. The staff team batted first and scored 52 runs from 5 overs whilst the parent team were blessed by some ‘indifferent bowling’ from Mr Zaidi. Abubaker hit the winning runs from the bowling of Mr Williams in the final ball of the team to seal a memorable win for the parent side! Thanks to everyone for their kind donations and to members of staff who took part in the sponsored fast, we managed to raise £156 and will definitely take part in the charity game again next year.
And whilst we're on the subject..... The Year 9 cricket team have reached the final of the Manchester Cup for the second year running. On Thursday the team beat Parrs Wood High School by eight wickets – the team that we lost to last year in the final at Manchester Grammar School! Parrs Wood posted a score of 79 from 16 overs, Tawrat took the all-important wicket of the Parrs Wood captain knocking his stumps out of the ground with the first ball of his spell. Tawrat finished his 3 over spell with 3 wickets. The boys then knocked the runs off comfortably with captain Abubaker scoring an unbeaten 28. The final will take place next Friday on the 6th July at Manchester Grammar School, against Manchester Grammar School. Keep an eye on our social media pages to updates during the fame next week.
Year 10 Work Experience With the departure of Year 11 this week, the academy has felt eerily quiet as Year 10 embarked on work experience. This is a time when students gain a new perspective of the ‘working world’ and start something completely new. Many students worry they won’t fit in and are fearful at not being up to the job. No so with our Year 10’s who proved to be a hit, both Miss Harrison and Miss Watson have received glowing reports back from companies such as The Premier Inn, Manchester University, Barnodos and TTM Healthcare. We’d like to say ‘thanks’ to all the organisations who placed students this week and for looking after them - w