Peer Mentor Training
- Written by Mr N Knight
You will be aware your son/daughter has now completed two homework projects, both of which have been a huge success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for taking the time to join us to celebrate the pupils’ work on the ‘Travel’ project. This project style of learning has allowed pupils to be both creative and independent.
We are now looking forward to pupils producing and presenting their final project of year 7, which encourages and promotes independent learning.
We have deliberately given pupils very little information regarding the outcome of their project, allowing pupils to explore, take risks and personalise their learning. Each pupil will be given a booklet which includes: important dates and deadlines, leading questions, assessment criteria and some guidance on how to tackle the task. What pupils produce and how they present it will be up to them.
If your child needs any resources or support they must ask their tutor. The LRC will also be available at lunch times and after school.
We thank you for your on-going support and look forward to seeing many of you on the morning of Monday 14th July when we plan to hold another project presentation event to celebrate pupils’ work.
Year 7’s have successfully created and presented another fantastic school project. On the morning of March 24th Students, Staff and Parents were invited along to see, taste and assess our year 7 Travel Projects. We were so pleased with the response from everyone who supported us and we would like to thank all Parents/Carers who contributed to their childs project. We hope you will be able to join us again in term 6 for our final project.
The group winners were:
1st Place New Zealand
2nd Place Pakistan
3rd Place brazil
Individuals winners were Oliver Bull for All Round Achievement Casey Evans and Joel Milham for Creative Achievement.
Three Year 11 students, Oliver Boorman, William Cloughley and Danny Kennard were ‘Tampered Evidence’! They performed four ‘rock’ numbers and brought the house down at the Winter Gardens as part of the entertainment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation Evening on Thursday 28th March.
Special thanks to Mr Boorman for all his technical assistance on the night with microphones and sound systems. It was a great evening and I urge the current Year 11 D of E students who successfully completed their expedition sections to get their other sections completed so we can have a smaller event after school one night next term to present their certificates and badges.