Autumn Term Theme Day

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in News | No Comments

Students from across the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART) took part in an exciting action packed Theme Day on Tuesday 13th October.

Landulph Primary school’s Year 6 children joined all 238 students now in Year 7 at saltash.net for a challenging Dragon’s Den learning experience. Working in groups, the students had to come up with a design for a new healthy snack or drink and then present their ideas to the ‘Dragons’ (members of the senior leadership team at saltash.net), explaining the merits of their product and the benefits of investment. The winning teams were: Landulph (of course!) who demonstrated high levels of confidence when speaking in front of 300 people in saltash.net’s main hall, and the team from tutor group 7LS whose product of ‘Passion Punch’ was deemed to be the most innovative and well researched.

For Year 8, there was the start of a very exciting initiative called, ‘Building a safer community – together’. Head of Year, Mr Matt Oakes, managed to secure £10,000 of Big Lottery funding earlier this year, to support the life skills of saltash.net’s students. It is a collaborative project between saltash.net, the China Fleet, Mount Edgcumbe, Survival Wisdom, K3 Youth Club and Street Factory Studios.

The project will involve Year 8 students working with rangers from Mount Edgecumbe, building the school’s very first outdoor learning environment as well as a Junior Ranger scheme in Mount Edgcumbe estate. Some of the students will also work with specialist coaches working on skills in boxing at K3, street dance alongside Street Factory and mixed sports at the China Fleet Club.

Year 9 were able to make the most of the beautiful Autumn weather, venturing off site to a range of venues in a Maths related practical activity, whilst for Year 10 there was a thought provoking Personal, Social and Health education day arranged, looking at issues such as Alcohol and Drug abuse and Teen violence.
Year 11 represented saltash.net extremely well at the town’s China Fleet club, embarking upon a day long study and revision skills seminar in readiness for their GCSE exams later in the school year.

For Year 12, there was an opportunity to participate in the annual ‘You’re Hired’ competition, run by local businesses and employers. The whole year group did their school proud and there were celebrations at the end of the day for the following students who successfully progressed to the next round of the competition:

James Clifford
Jade Moore
Abigail Medland
Kieran Marley
Elliott Wearne-Gould

Finally, for Year 13, there was also an emphasis on the development of organisational and study skills necessary not just for the final year of their school careers but also as they progress on to university, apprenticeships or future employment.

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