Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy presentations and new spaces

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy students in Year 9 were inspired to continue learning languages by David Binns, Director of UK Operations at Sanako whose UK head office is in Leeds.

They were enthused by David’s passion for languages and how a second language skill can make the difference in the ever-competitive world of work. David shared his story about how he met a Leeds United footballer from Finland who inspired him to work aboard that this was the turning point in his career with languages.

CLCA students in years 7 and 8 enjoyed an energetic and engaging roadshow performance celebrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The theme of electricity provided students with a good insight into how it is generated, how renewable and non-renewable energies contribute to the grid, and how circuits work.

Students were literally ‘shocked’ by the interactive demonstrations with two students leaving the performance with their hair standing on end after an entertaining demonstration of a Van der Graaf generator.

The interactive shows by BAE Systems (Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force) highlighting exciting career opportunities in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. BAE Systems provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. Students were engaged in the topic of electricity and its power.

The CLCA Student Council were the very first students to visit their brand new dance studio and sports hall facilities. The Student Council were invited to a breakfast with the Head of School and a tour of the new facilities before they were opened to all students and classes. The facilities were completed at the end of December 2023 and students are delighted to be using the new spaces.


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy


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