4 June 2020
Keep going and be active is the key message to students as we return to our remote learning routines after the half term break.
Following feedback from parents and to ensure being active is part of students’ routines, PE sessions are now live in P4 on Mondays and Wednesday for Years 7-10, with the Lower Sixth joining the Wednesday session. To keep things fresh and so students try a range of sport and fitness activities, a different teacher runs the sessions each week. So far they have included circuits, dance, aerobics, HIIT sessions and some creative SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) ladder workouts. The sessions are compulsory for Years 7 to 9. Each session is recorded so students living in different time zones can take part at the right time for them
Year 11 students are coming to the end of their penultimate week of their Brave New Wold programme. As well as continuing with project work for their A Level subjects, students have been looking at MOOCs (massive open online courses), one of the additional curriculum options in the Sixth Form, and undertaking an enterprise project. The enterprise brief is to develop a campaign that looks at responsible consumerism and the impact it can have on the environment and our own finances. They are doing this either individually or in a group of up to four students and had the choice of focusing on energy, fast fashion or food waste.
Lower Sixth students have embarked on their latest remote learning ‘first’ – formal assessment. Using a secure online platform – and with the support of parental invigilation – students have been sitting a robust two hour assessment in each of their subjects, which means distance will not be a barrier to teachers being able to give their students meaningful feedback and development goals to take forward into the summer. The Sixth Form team are grateful for the engagement of students - and the support of parents - in helping to make the week run smoothly.