Alternative Curriculum Day - Thursday 21st March 2019

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We will be holding our second Alternative Curriculum Day of this academic year on Thursday 21st March. As you know this involves collapsing our normal timetable to give us the opportunity to allow our pupils to participate in a range of alternative learning activities.

Each year group will have a bespoke timetable for the day which will be designed to meet their particular needs at this time. The Alternative Curriculum Day allows us the flexibility to incorporate exciting and engaging activities not included in the normal curriculum. We feel this is an important part of our pupils’ development allowing them to work collaboratively and develop teamwork.

We are pleased to say that all pupils will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational speaker, Stuart Myers. Stuart is from Middlesbrough and was born without arms. Stuart is an excellent example of how you can reach your goals, even when facing adversity and uncertainty. Stuart’s overall 'AIM' is simple: to raise Aspirations, provide Inspiration, and to create Motivation amongst everyone he meets!

Please find a brief outline of the day below:

Year 7      Metacognition and a bridge building challenge. Who will win….Maths
               or Science?

Year 8     Career based activities delivered by local companies aimed at
               supporting pupils with their option choices.
               Activities include ‘What’s My Job?’ and ‘Decisions, Decisions’.

Year 9     A land racer project involving pupils working in teams to design,
              manufacture and brand a land racer ready for testing in a race format.

Year 10   A range of activities including revision, wellbeing and a session
               delivered by RespectMe looking at abusive behaviours.

Year 11   Study skills with a difference. Can pupils meet the maths challenge of
               ‘The Escape Room’? Pupils will also look at ‘Sustainable Cities’ and
               how they can make an impact to save God’s creation.

All this and time for some wellbeing too!

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