‘Doorways to Music’ project

Class Lipman and some Sixth Formers were treated to an interactive performance from the harp and saxophone duo, Polaris Duo. The students listened to some beautiful compositions, took the lead in conducting the musicians and even composed their own rainstorm song! And if that wasn’t enough, they were invited to have a go at playing the harp!  Pleasingly, everyone tried something new today, many of whom were apprehensive at first. It was also great to see all students encouraging each other. Well done everyone!

This is the start of something amazing!

This is the start of something amazing!

This term, our 6thFormers are going to write, produce and edit an informative film all about employability. This week, Mr Nash taught them how to operate the technology for green screen movie production. The students were then set the challenge to film the short instructional video, ‘how to drive a car’…all in the same afternoon! It was a great success. 

Watch this space…

Natwest Moneysense – January 8th 2019

We have had some in-depth discussions about what it’s like to manage money.  Learning centred around topics from the Natwest Moneysense resource. 

The questions and debated topics from students lead to some fascinating topics including:

  • Mortgagee vs rent
  • Living allowance
  • Loan sharks
  • Debt culture
  • Supported living
  • Budgeting
  • Savings
  • Managing money at college

 All of the above were completely unplanned, so well done 6thFormers for contributing higher-level thinking and questioning. 

This term (Spring) our students will build on this knowledge through taking part in sessions with Rebecca Fellows from Solihull Advocacy every Monday.