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Northwich Sings 2017 - 16/06/2017

UCAN students were last night singing alongside 200 students from our partner primaries. Beautiful solo performances from Catherine Fisher and a song and dance combination performed by Holly Ford - accompanied by Alex De La Bastide were also highlights of the show. The UCAN choir performed confidently in Latin as well as showing off their vocal skills with a modern day Disney hit to support this wonderful celebration of singing.

UCEA Attend Billy Elliot Performance - 06/06/2017

On Thursday 18th May students from Years 10-13 visited the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch a production of Billy Elliot. It is important for students to see Performing Arts in the real world and to see professional productions. Also year 10 have to see a range of live theatre as a part of their GCSE course. It was a great opportunity for students from across year groups to come together to watch a piece of theatre. Ms E. Donnelly, UCEA Drama Teacher, commented: ‘The students had their eyes opened to professional theatre and quite how incredible theatre can be. All students were totally mesmerised by the show and by all accounts had a fantastic experience this afternoon’ Kymbeleigh Stanley, UCEA Student, said: “It was so powerful and unforgettable”

UCAN Student Lewis Holmes in BMX Success - 06/06/2017

Year 9 UCAN student Lewis Holmes races to success in his recent BMX championship races in Glasgow, on 27th and 28th May 2017. Lewis has surpassed his own personal target this season which was to finish in the top 10 in the country in his category. His recent success has demonstrated not only his determination but also his passion for the sport to on to qualify for the finals in both his races. Lewis finished in 3rd and 4th place in his race finals which means Lewis now holds a 7th place ranking in the country for his U15 BMX category. This is a massive achievement and we at UCAN are immensely proud of his success. Lewis has several more race event coming up over the next few month to focus on. Congratulations Lewis, keep it up. We are behind you all the way.

UPAW Bikeability - Years 5 & 6 - 25/05/2017

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 were cycling around the local area this week with the team from ‘Bikeabilty’. Pupils were shown how to care for their bike and perform hand signals for cars. All the pupils were complemented on their ability to listen and they were then taken onto the local roads to learn how to ride safely in traffic and negotiate junctions. A UPAW staff member said: “Being able to ride a bike is one thing … staying safe whilst riding on busy roads is something quite different. The pupils have learned a lot over the last two days.” The cycle experience staff said “They had never worked with such a lovely group of children.” A pupil commented: "I enjoyed cycling on the roads and I have gained much more confidence now."

UAW Art Galleries Comparison - 16/05/2017

On Friday 12th May, Year 10 students had the opportunity to see a wide range of artwork on a trip designed to inspire and enable them to document their findings once back at the Academy. On a self-guided tour of both galleries students viewed art from the likes of L.S Lowry, Tracey Emin, J.M.W. Turner and David Hockney to name a few. The visit was intended to support their Unit 1 coursework and in lessons students have been creating a visual interpretation of their findings, including analysis and drawings of art work that inspired them. Mrs Mitchell commented: "Students were really enthused by a wide range of art, sparking insightful conversations and discussions about their preferences." Rebecca Fitzsimmonds, from Year 10, added: "It was a great opportunity to experience Art work first hand ; it was very beneficial for my studies and served as a fantastic inspiration for my own artwork."

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