Love Learning

Love Learning month is back for July 2015 at Acklam Grange School!

Love Learning

At various points throughout the year we hold a ‘Love Learning’ month where every member of staff (not just teaching staff) has to learn a new skill. The only stipulation is that it can’t be anything to do with teaching. This is integral to our ‘culture of learning’, enabling us as adults, to remember what it was like as a child to learn a challenging new skill for the first time.

Thank you to all our sponsors this year. Prizes have been donated by the following amazing people who value the fact that we all need to keep learning:

Vision For Education
£40 Amazon Vouchers, £30 M&S Vouchers, £20 Next Vouchers, £20 TK Maxx Vouchers, 3 Bottles of wine

£100 iTunes Vouchers

1 Year fee subscription to Exampro for the subject of your choice

Hywel Roberts
Signed book (Oops)

Lisa Ashes
Signed Book (Manglish)

Matt Bromley
Signed Book (Teach: The Journey to Outstanding)

Animate to Educate
iTunes Vouchers and Chocolate

Roberts Fish n Chip Shop, Ingelby Barwick
Fish ‘n Chips for 2

Here are this year’s entries from staff! Click on the photo’s to see them enlarged.

Andrea Crawshaw – Learning how to bake and sell Rocky Road & Coconut Strawberry slices

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Lisa Antill – Learning how to cook a Squirrel!

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Jenny Surtees – Learning how to make homemade strawberry ice cream

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Sarah Golding – Learning how to shoot! Click here to watch Sarah’s video! 

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Jon Tait – Learning how to re-floor his old staircase

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Sally Foster – Learning how to taste wine

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Bryan Hackett – Learning to write with his left hand

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Sue King – Learning how to Paddle Board

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Sean ODonnell – Sean’s daughter is severely deaf and her and her mother receive sign language lessons every week. She has been nagging Sean to learn it to, so Sean has used this opportunity to learn how to use sign language to sign the alphabet to his deaf daughter.

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Danny Hammonds – Learning how to administer basic resucitation

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Danielle Bartram – Learning how to read a map so she can get to the coast for an ice cream (taught in school by Sarah Watt)

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Dawn Heeley-King – Learning how to drive a manual car after partially amputating her thumb 12 years ago and only being able to drive automatics. 

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Steve King – Learning how to grow tomatoes

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Jenny Taylor – Learning how to drive a tractor


Jane Haggath – Learning how to draw again

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Denise Hersi – Learning how to garden via a 5 week course

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Emily Davies – Learning how to look after a Leopard Gecko

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Nicky Hickman – Learning how to make green slime

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Gillian Galloway – Learning how to make homemade gooseberry jam

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Erika Walkington – Learning how to make a proggy duck and then learn how to use photo collage to evidence it

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Jane Darbyshire – Conquering her fear of water by learning how to surf

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Debbie Rowlands – Learning how to speak in Turkish

Watch Debbie’s video by clicking here

The DT Faculty – Learning how to walk over hot coals!!! One member of the faculty even had to take a trip to A&E afterwards! All for the love of learning!

Watch their video below…..

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Jane Pickering – Learning how to play Minecraft (taught by her son)

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Cally Gibson – Learning how to speak French

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Maths Faculty Ladies – Learning how to play Frozen songs on the recorder together

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