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Avalon School Art Enterprise Group

Avalon School Art Enterprise Group

Posted by Liz on June 18th 2018

A lunchtime art enterprise club, initiated by Laura McCathie, Key Stage 4 Leader, has had unexpected results! The paintings produced were so outstanding that staff began commissioning paintings from them. It soon became clear that the students could not keep up with demand! As a result, enterprise club is now issuing prints in a range of sizes: from Limited Edition canvasses to post card size prints, which can be purchased framed or unframed. The product range is extending to include mugs, cards and soon tote bags as well, featuring the much sought after prints.

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Critchill Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Posted by Liz on June 18th 2018

Five Year 12 and 13 students took up the challenge of a three day expedition in Dorset to achieve the final part of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver awards. On a blistering hot day in July, they set off to Dorset to complete three days walking and two nights camping. Their resilience, team work and high morale made sure that although their were challenges (and hills) to climb, it was a fantastic and amazing experience.

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Selworthy - Furnitrust letter of thanks

Selworthy - Furnitrust letter of thanks

Posted by Sen.se on May 12th 2018

Developing employability skills through our work related learning programme we enable our young people to work alongside local businesses and organisations. This is not only valuable in developing the key skills our young people require when leaving school, but also raises awareness of local employers of the capabilities, skills and attributes of our students.

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Selworthy Schoool: Community Participation- Work Experience

Selworthy Schoool: Community Participation- Work Experience

Posted by Sen.se on April 10th 2018

A work experience review within the Selworthy School sixth form curriculum was held and through in-depth discussions with the staff and learners, interests and abilities were established. From these discussions, it became evident that we needed to establish more community links to broaden work experience opportunities. One of our learners was predominantly motivated by vehicles and their maintenance. Therefore, one of these links was established with the Toyota Garage in Taunton.

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Selworthy Shoppers 2017/2018

Selworthy Shoppers 2017/2018

Posted by Sen.se on January 1st 2018

Pupils from Selworthy School were invited in to Asda Taunton for a special shopping trip to pick up groceries for their school, using the supermarket’s Happy Little Helpers scheme.

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Fairmead Budding Entrepreneurs

Fairmead Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted by Sen.se on November 24th 2017

Fairmead School Key Stage 4 were involved in a National design competition (as part of their D&T class) organised by the Design Museum, London. The brief for the competition was to design an every day product at a cost of £5 for a retail cost of £10 that could be sold in the Design Museum’s shop.

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Mendip: Fishing 4 Schools

Mendip: Fishing 4 Schools

Posted by Sen.se on November 3rd 2017

On Wednesday 15th November students from over 20 schools across the country will be heading to London to attend a reception at Parliament to honour the Champions of ‘Fishing 4 Schools’.

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6th Form work experience placement at Bay Tree café, Glastonbury

6th Form work experience placement at Bay Tree café, Glastonbury

Posted by Sen.se on October 1st 2017

Last year, 6th Form students at Avalon School identified their work preferences during the accreditation ‘Preparation for work’. Students have been allocated and attended suitable, weekly work experience placements in the local community.

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Elmwood & Penrose Federation 'enterprising students'

Elmwood & Penrose Federation 'enterprising students'

Posted by Sen.se on November 1st 2016

In November 2016 an external sales venue was established. A Stall at Angel Place Shopping Centre. Students across the Federation make products and staff the stall. Averaging takings have been in the region of £70 per session.

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Somerset Rural Youth Project – Elmwood School

Somerset Rural Youth Project – Elmwood School

Posted by Sen.se on September 1st 2016

From September 2016 students from Elmwood School have been involved in work based learning at Somerset Rural Youth Project. The students work with their mentor Richard Hedger twice a week to learn valuable experience outside of the classroom environment.

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