Central Manchester City Learning Centre

Central Manchester City Learning Closed on 31st August 2011 By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 31st August, 2011

BBC School Report 2011 By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 1st April, 2011

The BBC School Report day 2011 was a great success with 4 schools taking part on the day. Head over to our BBC School Report Centre to view the footage from Trinity C of E High, Loreto High, Chorlton High and Manchester Academy. You can also visit our School Report Archive dating back from 2007.

All Primary Holiday Courses are Currently FULL By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 30th March, 2010

Central Manchester City Learning Centre runs a series of 1 day courses during the half term holiday. The CLC is based in the grounds of Trinity High School on Cambridge Street in Hulme (just opposite the Dental Hospital). The courses are provided free of charge by the CLC in partnership with your child’s school. However, your child will need to bring a packed lunch and some change if he or she would like to use our hot and cold drinks machine.


Lights, Camera, Action will be run on 6th April 2010 and is currently full. This one-day fun project will allow students to learn how to use animation creation software called Stop Motion Pro. Children will be able to design and build their set, make their characters, and then make use of digital video cameras to create their film. They will then edit their animation using video editing software called Pinnacle Studio 10 to produce the final version of their film.

Let’s Anim8!” will be run on 8th April 2010 and is currently full. This is a one-day project where students will be introduced to the skills required to create impressive and dynamic animations of their own. The project will make use of 2animate, Macromedia Flash MX and Kartouche.


E-zine will be run on 9th April 2010 and is also currently full. This is a fun one day project where students can learn how to use interactive presentation tools to create an attractive, exciting magazine for their friends and families. Your child will be able to decide on layout, style and images – in essence, every aspect of the finished product will be in the hands of the students. The project will make use of the latest technology.

E-safety Conference at Central Manchester City Learning Centre By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 2nd February, 2010


Following on from our series of highly successful E-safety days which were aimed at children in Key Stage 2 and 3, Central Manchester City Learning Centre has now organised an

E-safety conference aimed at staff which will support the E-safety agenda within your school.



The Central Manchester CLC E-safety Conference will run from 9.30am - 3.30pm on Thursday 11th February 2010. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and the conference is free to attend.


Who is it aimed at?

The conference is aimed at Head teachers, ICT co-ordinators, Child Protection Officers and anyone concerned with the E-safety agenda within your school


Why is E-safety important?

There are many benefits of the computer age and one of these is that children are becoming smarter. They are growing up computer literate and will have that as a huge advantage. Computer literacy is becoming an essential job qualification and feeling comfortable with computers will put them a step ahead. The internet provides a vast library of information which children can access quickly and easily. The information is in a variety of formats – games, information, flash sites – which makes it suitable and appealing to most children. The Internet is a daily part of modern educational life, along with other communications technologies. Our young people are voracious consumers of information and need the skills and understanding to navigate safely and effectively through life. As professionals working with young people and technology, this is where we can make a difference.


By attending our conference you will access the latest training, information and resources in current education E-safety thinking. You will receive CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) training and resources to use with young people, advice and guidance on writing and updating your Acceptable Use Policy and free E-safety resources produced by the young people of Manchester. You will also have the opportunity to hear guest speakers from Manchester Healthy Schools and Greater Manchester Police.


Important Information: To attend this course, you must bring a current CRB check to the conference to access the CEOP training.



To book your place simply email your details to [email protected] or phone (0161) 212 1970.

Honeycomb Training for Primary Teachers at CMCLC By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 7th September, 2009

Here at the CLC we are continuing to help introduce Honeycomb to local primary schools and will be running two training sessions for staff this week.

Honeycomb allows students to add various content to their own web page, and share this with teachers and fellow students, thereby promoting collaberative learning. This could include text, videos or blogs and all of the content can be edited quickly and easily.

See the product for yourself: www.honeycombapp.com

Half Term Digital Creator Course at Central Manchester CLC By Sanjaya Siriwardena on 26th May, 2009

The CLC will be running the Digital Video Unit of the Digital Creator Course for Year 9 students from Trinity High School over the half term holiday. In this unit students will learn all about film making techniques and will make their own short film as part of their coursework.

Digital Creator from the British Computing Society is an exciting new award designed to meet the needs of people who want to make the most of digital media devices and computers. Further information is available from the BCS website: http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8945