Category Archives: HTA News

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Symphonic Storytelling

Music students at the Secondary Schools’ Concert were blown away by an amazing programme performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) at the Birmingham Symphony Hall yesterday. In this marvellous acoustic venue, our students watched and listened to over 80 world class musicians perform a programme devised specially for KS3 which expressed “joy, […]

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Never Forget: Holocaust Survivors mark 75th Anniversary

Sunday 27th January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to mark this event, our History students watched a live broadcast and listened to a Holocaust survivor share her testimony about life in Hungary during the war after the Nazi invasion. Susan Pollack told of her 10 weeks in Auschwitz before being […]

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Exploring ways to tackle Social Injustice

Year 9 students visited the University of Wolverhampton and attended a Social Injustice Conference. The theme for the day was to explore the social injustice that many people in the UK experience. Homelessness and food-banks are two of the symptoms of social injustice and were the focus of the event. HTA students worked with other schools […]

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Notice to Parents: Parking Enforcements

Council are due to take over parking enforcement on 31 January. Powers to enforce illegal on-street parking in the borough will transfer from West Mercia Police to Telford & Wrekin Council at the end of the month (31 January). From that date, the Council’s team of Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers will be able to issue Penalty […]

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The ‘World of Work’ is not a world away

Telford and Wrekin’s “Life Ready, Work Ready” team had the pleasure of delivering the Aspire to Higher Education’s World of Work Day to Year 9 students. They explored the range of higher education options available to them such as Higher Degree Apprenticeships and the traditional University route. They looked at how the local labour market […]

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Knife Angel Artwork Competition

To mark Telford and Wrekin hosting the ‘Knife Angel’ sculpture at Southwater during the month of March, they, in conjunction with West Mercia Police and the Steer Clear Programme are launching an artwork competition for schools. Year 7 to 11 pupils are invited to submit artwork to be used in promotional materials and the Steer […]

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Learning to ‘Speak and Be Heard’

Yesterday we were privileged to have the Speakers Trust deliver a workshop to some of our Year 10 students.  The Speakers Trust, a public speaking training organisation, works closely with schools to deliver communication training to young people, enhance their speaking skills thereby giving them confidence to ‘speak and be heard’. Students were able to […]