Use of facilities
Withington makes its facilities available free-of-charge as part of its role in supporting the community. Facilities are used by The Manchester Association of Cambridge University Women and The Association of Language Learners, and Withington is also a test centre for the US SATs, the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), and ABRSM exams.
We hire our Arts Centre theatre facilities to a local faith School for their annual awards event and this year we accommodated a local youth theatre company for rehearsals and performances. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art sports facilities are used by various local clubs, including many University of Manchester Faculty Netball Clubs.
North West Gifted & Talented
As a member of North West Gifted & Talented, a charity which runs a number of courses for Gifted & Talented children throughout the region, Withington ran two Saturday events for Year 5 and 6 boys and girls from the local community; one was organised by the Mathematics Department and the other by the History Department.
Over the past year, there has been significant growth in the number of partnership activities with local schools organised by the Science Department at Withington. These have included the Isaac Physics Workshop, Physics Olympics, the Faraday Engineering Challenge, a Science Evening for a local Brownie pack, a lecture delivered by Professor Lord Robert Winston, Sixth Form Chemistry Communicators performing spectacular Science shows for local primary school children, Science Days at local primary schools and assistance at local state secondary schools with university applications.
Local Primary School Links
Members of Withington’s Sixth Form visit Mauldeth Road Primary School on a weekly basis to teach Latin to all Year 5 pupils. Last year, the Sixth Form pupils were joined by a group of Year 8 pupils who assisted in the organisation of an event run by the University of Manchester and Classics for All, hosted by Mauldeth Road Primary School.
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