As we head into the summer months, Sixth Form teachers are putting together projects for next year's Year 12s to complete over the summer holidays. We will list the projects below.
Year 10 and 11 Child Development students have enjoyed hearing about Liz and Carina’s journey to become Mummies. We have watched the journey from conception through to the arrival of baby Sadie, who visited us in class recently. Their treatment option was IVF with donor sperm at The London Women’s Clinic. This enabled motherhood to be a shared experience right from conception.
Students were inspired by their visit to James Rennie School, a school for children with severe and profound learning needs. They learned about special communication and interaction including Makaton, symbol exchange, social use of language and alternative technologies as well as the importance of partnership working in order to meet children’s individual and holistic needs.
Year 12 Early Years and Health and Social care students attended an Open Day at The University of Cumbria where they discovered student life beyond 6th Form. They found out about Degree opportunities, work placements, clubs and societies. They also participated in interactive sessions relevant to their subjects, for example Midwifery, Primary Education, Childhood and Family Studies and Social work.
On a Wednesday afternoon A Level Child Development students run a 'Stay and Play' session for local families and their children aged between 0-5 years.