While most staff and pupils were enjoying a well-earned summer break, we've been hard at work updating and refreshing our school corridors with new, modern displays that reflect the past, present and future of Burnage Academy.
While walking around the school, you'll notice that each faculty area has a devoted display to welcome you to the different subject areas. Displays feature photos of current pupils, enrichment activities, or thought-provoking subject content. You'll also be able to read an inspirational quote, chosen by staff from each faculty and featuring people as varied as Greta Thunberg, Albert Einstein and Billie Jean King.
On our main 'street', we wanted to showcase the journey that a Burnage pupil will experience - you'll find beautiful photographs showing the opportunities available from when you join us in Year 7, right up until that moment you open your exam results in the summer of Year 11.
Finally, opposite this wall, you'll see a tribute to our past. Working through our archives, we've created a timeline that begins with our opening in 1932, our conversion to a grammar school in the 1950s, and finishes with our modern building. If you're a former pupil, you might recognise some of the buildings, and maybe some of the staff!
Why not come and see them for yourself? We're hosting an Open Event on Thursday 30 September - you're more than welcome to come! Click here to sign up.
The school wishes to thank Andrew Green for the design work, Paul Feather of Vista Digital for the installation, and Manchester Central Library Archives+ for some of the archive images.