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Critchill School win playground competition

Critchill School win playground competition

Posted by Julie on December 10th 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Critchill School has been chosen as a winner of the Kompan Playground competition. This means that the pupils have succeeded in winning £50,000 for their playground project which will be match funded by our trust, the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. We therefore have a grand total of £125,000. A massive congratulations to all the pupils and a big thank you to all of the staff, parents and community members who have supported us and kindly donated. A photograph of our agreed design is below and the work will begin in the New Year!

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Pop Up makes the news! ITV West Country

Posted by Julie on December 3rd 2019

If you're looking for somewhere local to do your Christmas shopping, you might want to visit the pop-up shop with a difference in Somerset. 'Sense-ational' has opened in Angel Place, Bridgwater, and is run by young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The aim of the venture is to provide these Somerset students with work experience. Sen.se (Special Educational Needs Somerset Expertise) says it can be "very difficult to access this kind of opportunity" if you are a young person with these needs. This unique shop hopes to fill that gap. Take a look.

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Pop up is a great success in Bridgwater

Posted by Julie on December 3rd 2019

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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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