A celebration of Black history

03 November, 2021

Our schools and academies embrace learning about Black history throughout the year, but October always presents more opportunity for celebration as part of Black History Month. At Elmridge Primary School, Year 4 students learned about the inspirational Lilian Bader, one of the first Black women to join the British armed forces, students were amazed by […]

Ministerial Visit to Cedar Mount Academy and Melland High School

01 October, 2021

The Baroness Barran MBE (pictured here with Cedar Mount Academy Student Leaders Ahmed and Tiffany) visited two Bright Futures Educational Trust academies, Cedar Mount Academy and Melland High School, on Wednesday 29 September 2021, during her first round of ministerial visits as the newly appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education. […]

CMA and the Multilingual Museum

29 April, 2021

In collaboration with The University of Manchester, Manchester Museum has partnered with Multilingual Manchester to promote inclusion and accessibility – and mobilise pride in the city’s linguistic diversity. This online project invites people to join in by submitting translations in any language or dialect as well as providing commentary on others. Submissions can be a […]

Read With Us

29 January, 2021

Books have certainly been a huge help for us all during the last 12 months, and this is being recognised at Cedar Mount Academy, where the ‘Read With Us’ initiative has just been launched. Every day, a member of staff will post a video of themselves reading aloud for around 15 mins, with a wide […]

Black History Month

30 October, 2020

October was Black History Month and while all our academies embrace Black history throughout the year, the month does provide a good opportunity to focus even further on the subject. For example, at Cedar Mount Academy, Black historian Linford Sweeney delivered workshops to Y10 called ‘Introducing Black History’, ‘Ancient African Cultures and ‘Enslavement, Resistance and […]