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ARBIB - MUSEUM LEARNING

Museum Learning at The Langley Academy: Curiosity, Exploration, Discovery

Aims

Students at The Langley Academy will be curious about their identity and the world around them. Their understanding will be challenged and their exploratory skills developed so that they can make their own discoveries.  They will confidently communicate their learning and take responsibility for sharing it with others.

Museum Objectives

Museums are gateways to real things, real stories and real people; museum collections make learning meaningful for students. With museum learning in our DNA, we will further our aims in the school, our local community and our national partners through:

  • How we plan and deliver learning: a learning model based on curiosity, exploration and discovery.
  • How we use places and objects: using the built environment and collections to aid learning.
  • How we work with people: a two-way process of sharing teaching expertise and ideas with museum professionals to create good practice inside and outside the classroom.

We have new and established partnerships with local and national museums. With them, we work on embedding museum learning across the curriculum and through specific projects designed to meet students’ needs.  We work through collections and the museums as a whole. In this way we believe that museums and their collections can develop students’:

  • Love for learning
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Ideas and critical thinking
  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding of context and links
  • Knowledge of the past
  • Hopes for their future

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Darwin - Science

DarwinThe Langley Academy is a specialist science academy. Science as a subject can be found in all other subjects and can also be seen as a set of skills in students’ other lessons. Students research, experiment, discuss and develop arguments and recognise the importance of sustainability in scientific and technological developments.

Students also explore contemporary and historical scientific developments and how they have been communicated. Students consider how knowledge and understanding of science informs personal and collective decisions.

We aim to capture and extend the scientific imagination of students and inspire them to make positive choices about their future, including careers. Science is at the heart of all we do and the range of exciting activities enjoyed every year during National Science and Engineering Week by students is simply one example of the imaginative science taking place throughout the year.

Gaia - Sustainability

2 logo gaiaeducationStudents at the Academy are very much encouraged to be aware of sustainability and renewable energy sources. The Academy has a number of sustainability features, which support our ethos. A biomass boiler provides most of our heating needs during the winter months. Our ground source heat pump makes use of natural underground thermal heating. The vast underground rainwater harvest tank ensures all rain collected on the roof is efficiently recycled for flushing in student washrooms. In addition, solar panels provide heated water for the Academy and lamp posts with photovoltaic cells in the car park generate some of our own electricity for consumption. A reed bed filters grey water from the building and uses it to irrigate some of our trees. Various displays demonstrate to students the environmental savings achieved. Our students actively participate in various recycle schemes, and our Academy Eco Council is currently aiming for the Green Flag Award.

Globe - Internationalism

GlobeThe Langley Academy aims to offer the widest range of experiences for its’ students and this includes promoting an international awareness. Students are encouraged to appreciate diverse cultures and to be a citizen of the world.

With a vast array of nationalities amongst both students and staff, the Academy truly has an international dimension. OFSTED recently recognised the excellent harmonious atmosphere at the Academy. The Academy has successfully achieved the Intermediate International School Award, which recognises good practice in developing an international ethos.

Grace - Cricket

W. G. GraceThe Langley Academy specialises in the sports of cricket and rowing, to allow attributes such as confidence, self-discipline, determination and the importance of effective teamwork to be nurtured. We aim to become a sporting centre of excellence, allowing for the greatest involvement of our students in the widest range of competitive activities. Our approach to creative learning enables students to understand the two sports through the differing perspectives of our innovative and exciting curriculum.

The game of cricket has been around for hundreds of years and is thought to be the second most popular team sport in the world behind football. It’s a battle of strategy and subtlety, yet amongst all of the complexities lies a beautiful game. Cricket is the sport that has transcended faiths, gender, class and generations for centuries. Cricket is popular with our students who make full use of our external and internal cricket nets as well as the natural outdoor cricket square. These facilities are well used not only by students but also by the local community.

Henley - Rowing

Henley royal regatta hospitality 1200x800The Langley Academy specialises in the sports of cricket and rowing, to allow attributes such as confidence, self-discipline, determination and the importance of effective teamwork to be nurtured. We aim to become a sporting centre of excellence, allowing for the greatest involvement of our students in the widest range of competitive activities. Our approach to creative learning enables students to understand the two sports through the differing perspectives of our innovative and exciting curriculum.

The sport of rowing offers great rewards for all who participate; aesthetic and graceful, yet explosive and powerful. From the rivers of England to the vast oceans of the world it has become an iconic symbol, synonymous with British sporting excellence. Our Director of Rowing is a Gold level rowing coach and has coached at World Junior Championships level! We currently run a Gifted and Talented rowing programme (Slough Olympic Scholars) in partnership with the Slough School Sports Partnership, and regularly participate in a range of indoor rowing competitions.

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- Jun 16
We’ve had our new Sport BTEC students joining us this week for their introduction to the course! This session was on the circulatory system ❤️ https://t.co/zcsoTI1j2s
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- Jun 11
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- Jun 11
Year 10 house football happened this afternoon. Great to see a good turnout and students enjoying themselves! 🙂 https://t.co/zj8YZUOlwo
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- Jun 9
Introductory lessons for our new sport this term - tchoukball! https://t.co/dfihQoHQqT
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- Jun 9
Athletics season has started! Let’s great practicing for sports day! https://t.co/dkgw66MbDL
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- Jun 9
Year 10 enjoying their first practical catch-up session. We are going through all the required practicals that were missed during lockdown that may crop up in the assessments. Students will be working through a 6-week rotation. https://t.co/63048U1cTw
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- May 25
Outdoor learning and sensory exploration are great ways to develop student understanding. This week Year 7 have been exploring the Yew Trees within a local churchyard to help them unpick the symbolism used within A Monster Calls. https://t.co/xE1GO3Cg76
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- May 21
Year 8 house football was back this week! Great turnout again! Winners announced in assembly next week. https://t.co/gFahcww8WA
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- May 20
Chemistry escapes rooms for our Yr11’s this morning! https://t.co/07O7ABG8Gh
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- May 14
Every Y9 produced a personal best for this morning,
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- May 14
Thank you to all our amazing business volunteers for supporting us live today as we explore module 4 of our with
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- May 14
Lots of fun had at tonight’s House football, Year 7’s first House event! Results announced in assembly next week! Good luck! https://t.co/Z4u6q04UWS
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- May 7
Sshh... birds' nest in the roundhouse. Unusual school problem. https://t.co/OD7Fwq4XME
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Students don't forget to take part in our Charity Fundraising for on Friday 7 May by bringing in 50p and wear a "Splash of Yellow" to school👍
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- May 4
Today it was the girls’ group turn at cricket! 🏏 Found some hidden talent! https://t.co/giW6tqHi0i
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- Apr 28
Cricket has started in lessons this term! 🏏 Lots of fun activities to get students developing their skills https://t.co/mRJW0kfURQ
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