Project Hadley has progressed well through the 2015/16 academic year with a number of new groups up and running resulting in lots of exposure within our wider community. The aim of Project Hadley is to bring all enrichment opportunities at HLC under a single umbrella, but also more importantly, for our students to support the school’s wider community through a variety of activities, events and projects.
Project Hadley is one of a number of initiatives that allows our students to develop their understanding of and participation in Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual activities. We are very proud of the work that our students do in the wider community and the positive reputation that our students enjoy within our community.
If you have any projects that you believe would be of interest to one of these groups or would like a Project Hadley group to support, then you can contact the Project Hadley lead, Gaby Hickman – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Charity Team organises fundraising events to help both the school and the wider community. The group is a great opportunity to really make a positive change in your day-to-day environment and can bring a huge sense of accomplishment.
Last year’s highlights: We collected an incredible amount of food and household items for a local Telford food bank just prior to Christmas. We were overwhelmed with the amazing response from HLC students.
Our fundraising cross country around the HLC field for Y7 students was also a huge success.
What we’re looking for this year:
Students passionate about affecting change and helping those less fortunate than ourselves in the local community.
The community team organised an OAP Christmas dinner on the 15th December. With the support our PCSO Tyrer, approx. 20 elderly people from within our community were well fed and entertained through a variety of activities and performances from the Performing Art department. This is now firmly an annual event which will take place each year at HLC and we hope that as the message gets out to the wider public, that these people had a such a great time at HLC, numbers will grow for future events.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh group run activities both inside and outside of school. This group gives students the opportunity to communicate and work in a team in a non-structured environment .
It also gives students the chance to learn new skills and develop old ones, such as map reading, first aid, volunteering and camp craft.
Last years highlights: Project Hadley Activity Day where students helped to organise and lead blindfolded tent erection. The practice and assessed overnight walk and camping weekends and the school disco.
What we’re looking for this year: Enthusiastic students who can work both independently and in a team, who are organised and willing to give up their time to support others
The Young Enterprise Company Programme is a high profile element of Project Hadley. It provides students with a tried-and-tested quality Business and Enterprise experience that is second to none. Students have the opportunity to set up their own business for a year and attend trade fairs in Telford and Shrewsbury Town Centre’s. The skills that students develop through the programme are directly relevant to the workplace.
Last year’s highlights: 7 nominations and 5 awards at the Celebration event. Awards included Best Overall Product and Best Managing Director and Best Trade Fair. Publicity in the Shropshire Star newspaper HLC Magazine. A marriage proposal using one of the products made by the teams!
What we’re looking for this year: Year 10 students who have a flair for business and the ability to think outside the box.
The Enrichment Group run activities both inside and outside of school. This group gives students the opportunity to socialise with each other in a less formal setting than school. It also gives students the chance to try new things and meet new people.
Last years highlights: Project Hadley Activity Day where students went on trips to Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Chester Zoo and also trips to the bowling alley.
What we’re looking for this year: Enthusiastic students with lots of new ideas and great organisational skills.
The Environment Group run activities both inside and outside of school. This group gives students the opportunity to work with each other in helping make our school and local area a more environmentally friendly place to be in.
Last years highlights: Remembrance Day Memorial Big Clean where students were able to help tidy up the route in Hadley for the procession on Remembrance Sunday where we remember the people that have fought for our country.
What we’re looking for this year: Students who really want to make a difference to the environment both in and out of school.
The Media Team record all events that take place within Project Hadley and the wider school. The videos and images are shown on the screens around the building, the media team have also helped with the HLC passport and termly newsletters this year.
The team also work with the local press, such as the Shropshire Star to promote the good work that Project Hadley are doing.
Highlights this year include able to see all the fantastic events that are going on around school and being able to share it across the school. Plus the media team were lucky enough to work with St Gobain on developing their health and safety procedures.
What we’re looking for this year: We are always looking for more help in the media team to photograph and video events around the school.
The Student Wellbeing group works with and advises our staff and students on all aspects relating to student welfare, safety and happiness. As well as providing the opportunity to work with like-minded young people, this group are responsible for representing the concerns and wishes of their peers in a drive to improve the ‘student experience’ at HLC.
Last year’s highlights: Project Hadley Activity Day where students went on trips to Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Chester Zoo and also trips to the bowling alley.
What we’re looking for this year: Caring students who want to make a positive impact on the day-to-day life of the students at our amazing school.
The Leadership award is a recognised qualification called the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award. It teaches Year 10 and 11 pupils the skills and behaviours needed to lead others and work effectively as part of a group. Pupils also take on the roles and responsibilities of an official in sport and learn how to lead / teach children through the channel of sport.
Last years highlights: The Project Hadley Activity Day, where the Year 10’s organised fun traditional sports day activities. The Year 6 Primary Transition Days where the Year 9’s ran sporting activities for the Primary children. Another highlight were the after school Multiskills club at Meadows, Millbrook and HLC Primary.
What we’re looking for this year: Motivated students with lots of new ideas and great organisational skills, who like to work as a team and have an eagerness to learn and work with children!
International Ambassadors are unique in what they do; they are working on a project of ‘Global Citizenship’ where they interact with other schools from abroad and share thought on what it is like to be in each other’s country.
Our International Ambassadors also work on projects like ‘culture in a box’ which will provide them with confidence and knowledge about other people and cultures across the world.
Last year’s highlights: Last year we had a visit from two senior teachers from abroad who were very pleased to interact and talk to young people and staff in our school. Some young people also helped organise various activities at our Multicultural Mela.
What we’re looking for this year: Good ambassadors who care about bringing people together.
The Community Group aims to involve our students in the community of Hadley by organising activities and opportunities where we can demonstrate our values and ethos. It gives students a chance to develop their communication and social skills.
Last year’s highlights: Conducting interviews in the community where students got to socialise with key members of the community and organising the Christmas dinner for the elderly.
What we’re looking for this year: Students who care about the people and the community around them. Ideally someone with good communication skills who is outgoing enough to talk to people from different generations and backgrounds.