Year 8 - Climate Change Essays

The students in Year 8 have been investigating the importance of climate change. They have learnt about the causes, the impacts and what we can do try and slow the process down. The students interrogated a range of sources and they collated their findings on a mind map by using MindMeister. This section of the course culminated in the group writing an essay in class on how they thought climate change may impact their lives by the time they are 65. I was hugely impressed with the detail the students were able to include in their essays.

Year 12 - BTEC - Careers Fair

The BTEC business students organised a careers evening for the year 11 students to enable them to challenge their thinking about possible careers.  The theme of the evening was ‘Discovering the Unknown’ so that students could learn from professionals with jobs they may never have heard of or considered.  The BTEC students invited 21 speakers onto campus and worked with Cuisine Lab (a charity working with refugee chefs) to provide catering. The feedback from both students and guests has been very positive with one student saying, “the most important thing I learned is that passion, curiosity and hard work are key ingredients to happiness in work,’ and another, ‘there are so many jobs that I have never heard of!’  We thank all the volunteer speakers, student helpers, service technique and the year 12 BTEC students for supporting this successful and informative event.