This Week in School…
The students are back from their Easter break and ready to continue to build on the success of their first two terms!
We have some additions to the timetable, with each student now taking art lessons. This term the students will also be developing their own student led assemblies centred around set themes, building on teamwork and research skills – these will take place every three weeks.
We have had the first in a series of our latest classroom updates. Classrooms F1 and F3 are now home to two 65″ touchscreen TVs to aid teaching.
We have also introduced the Global Awareness Programme (GAP) to the students . The GAP programme works to introduce the students to global thinking, problem solving, teamwork and presentations skills.
The lessons work in blocks of three, the first is the introduction to an idea and the initial exploration, the second is the formation of an argument based on research and the third is a presentation of the group’s findings and thoughts. For their first lesson they began to consider the idea that ‘in the year 2030, life in our cities will be better’.
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On Thursday 2nd May our students took part in a beach clean on St Bees Beach with Sophie Badrick from The National Trust. They carried out the beach clean as part of the ‘Me and My World’ area of the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) they are undertaking. This area of the award involves participants contributing to the local community of working on an environmental project.
At a first glance the beach looked clean, but within 1 hour each student had collected a small plastic bag at least half full of cotton wool bud plastic sticks, straws, bottles and bottle tops, metal and more. Well done to George, Georgina and Charlotte who earned merits for collection of most litter!
Primary School Tag Rugby Tournament
We had the pleasure of hosting the Primary Schools Tag Rugby tournament on the 2nd May. The worst of the rain held off and it was wonderful to see so many primary schools in attendance. The refreshments were well received, with an ice cream van from Darren’s Ices and coffee van from the excellent Coffee Bean and Gone!
We have another two Open Days coming up in May and June, the details of which are outlined below. This is a great opportunity to meet with the Headmaster, have a tour of the School and find out more about our unique Fusion Curriculum.
- Saturday 18th May – 2pm – 4pm
- Saturday 15th June – 10am – 12noon
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