The Morton Milestones aim to develop character, compassion and service in our students with an expectation that they will contribute to life at the Academy as well as to their own community and the wider society.
Our students are able to learn how to broaden their experiences, to face and overcome difficulties, to become well rounded and determined young people and to understand the importance of resilience, challenge and problem-solving.
Year 7 - Speech Showcase
Students make a speech reflecting on their first year at Morton Academy, in tutor groups, assemblies or to a wider audience. Students have a focus and reflection time during tutor times throughout their first year at Morton Academy. There are set deadlines throughout the year, with incremental challenges to ensure all students are confident to share their experience of becoming a Morton Student.
Year 8 - Social Action
Focusing on the school, local or global community, groups plan fundraising activities in conjunction with Free The Children, an international charity who offer helpful resources. Tutors groups plan at least one local and one global action to improve the community. The culmination of completing this milestone can be attendance at ‘We Day’, a huge stadium event with world-renowned speakers and performers.
Year 9 - United App Competition
This is an opportunity for students to create and pitch their own app against teams from other United Learning schools. Students are given support in ICT lessons, and have the chance to deliver a 'Dragon's Den' style pitch. The team who wins the whole competition will have their app created and made available on the App Store!
Year 10 - 50 Mile Walk
The 50 mile walk is steeped in Morton history and has been undertaken by generations of our students. The challenge is to walk 50 miles in 24 hours, and requires both mental and physical strength - a real test of mind over matter! Students develop determination to overcome physical and mental obstacles and to push themselves as far as they can.
Year 11 - Interview Day
Interview Day is where students look at preparing for work, completing CVs and letters of application and being interviewed by local professionals. This also includes ensuring students have the opportunities to visit and experience university life and working alongside Future First, a charity which enables schools to build an alumni network.