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Welcome back!

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: College

FE would like to welcome everybody back after the summer break. All the pupils are settling back in exceptionally well and we are all excited for the term ahead. This term, a group of pupil's will continue with their link at Runshaw College, there will be work experience and work related learning opportunities, and all of the students will be out and about in the community promoting their functional life skills and independence. There are also many other interesting learning opportunities/activities available to the students this term such as music therapy, Jabadoa, sensory stories, swimming and cooking. Keep a close eye on FE's blog to see what we will be up to over the coming weeks.

Thank you 

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Spring Term

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: College Blog

This term we all took part in the school play where we created a market scene. Some of our students were stall holders selling gold, material, fruit, vegetables and bread, whilst others were the customers. We all enjoyed the performance, especially when we all chased Aladdin off the stage to the Benny Hill theme tune whilst the audience clapped along.

Some of our students are improving their swimming skills  each week at Bamber Bridge Pool, hopefully they may be ready for the next Paralympics!

We are also continuing with our Wednesday trips and have visited the Atkinson Museum, the Liverpool Museum and Southport.

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History Week

History Week

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: History Week

Our college students took part in our History week activities. They dressed up as Romans, made mosaic tiles, Roman jewellery and clay pots. They also took part in the Roman games which was the final event of the week.

   

  

Some of the students visited the Oldham gallery where they enjoyed looking at the various exhibits.  On Tuesday afternoons instead of doing our Boogie Bouncing and dancing in the hall, we have been taking advantage of the good weather and have been using the bikes and go-karts on the playground as part of our fitness and exercise regime.

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A Busy Start to the Term

Sue Berry (sberry) on: College

We have only been back for a week but have already been busy choosing our music and costumes for the school play.

Today some of our students took part in a Boccia tournament in Blackburn and although they didn't win, they all had fun taking part and were rewarded with a certificate for their efforts.

Just before Christmas we put on a concert for parents and friends where we sang an alternative version of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' followed by a rendition of Shakin' Stevens 'Merry Christmas Everyone'.

We also celebrated Lewis' 18th birthday with a party at Space followed by a Mc Donalds' lunch. Everyone had a great time, especially Lewis.

All of us in the College department would like to wish you a very 'Happy New Year' and we look forward to seeing you all at the school performance.

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The run up to Christmas

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: FE

We are now officially on the run up to Christmas as the Christmas cake order forms are in and we have been busy shopping for the ingredients and decorations as well as cutting and covering the cake boards. A big thank you to all of you who have ordered cakes from us.

Mini Enterprise in continuing on Fridays but we now have our new 'chefs', Clifford, Baran and Jordan who are showing good skills in the preparation of the sandwiches and salads for the staff. Who needs Glovers when we have such talented pupils?

Alison and Clifford are continuing with their inclusion links at Walton-le-Dale High School in the Art class. The topic is still 'hybrid insects' but this time they are making them out of recyclable materials. We can't wait to see the end results.

The Wednesday group have visited the Trafford Centre, Oswaldtwistle Mills, Bury Transport Museum and Lancaster Museum. Lancaster Museum was very interesting as there were a lot of Roman artefacts and the students were able to experience what it was like to be a Roman soldier as they could put on various head dresses and items of clothing.

At Bury Transport Museum they got the chance to experience being a bus driver and to look at the old fire engines, vans, cars and trains.

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Busy times in F.E

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: FE

We welcomed the students back to F.E. together with Hasan who has now joined our class and has settled in well.

This term the Mini Enterprise is up and running again with Cariad Beth and Jordan joining the group making sandwiches and salads to order. At the end of the year the students will choose how they want to spend the money they have raised with bowling being one of the suggestions put forward.

Our inclusion links with Walton-Le-Dale High School are continuing and this term Alison and Clifford are joining the Art class. They have begun to create their own hybrid insect and Alison has chosen the top of a butterfly and the bottom of a ladybird whilst Clifford has chosen a wasp and a ladybird.

Our Wednesday group are continuing with their outings and have already visited St.Anns, the Museum of Liverpool and Blackpool. They love being out and about in the community, exploring new places, taking in new experiences and ordering their tea and lattes in the cafes!

       

Once again some of our students are on work experience placements. Alison is continuing at South Ribble Council, Clifford is at N.I.S. and Lewis has started his placement at Waitrose where he has been kept busy in the staff canteen.

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Harvest Festival

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: FE

We also visited Worden Park to explore materials for our harvest festival. We found acorns, leaves, twigs, conkers and conker shells. FE enjoyed this tactile activity in the fresh air. We presented a PowerPoint presentation with our findings for the harvest festival.

  

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Blackberry Picking

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: FE

This term we have been on Autumnal walks and we visited Cuerdan Valley where we enjoyed blackberry picking. We brought the blackberries we had picked back to school and the following day we made blackberry and apple crumble, the pupils all joined in to make the crumble which was also an enjoyable sensory lesson. 

             

                    

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