Our students are being provided with more and more opportunities to get involved in this kind of learning and employers and universities are telling us that this kind of contribution to society develops skills which are hugely valued. This week Mr Mitchell is meeting with interested students to establish this term’s Warsaw Volunteer Mission soup kitchen rota and we are also actively finalising a new initiative with the Arka foundation – watch this space!
Of all the service learning opportunities, the NAE Tanzania Expeditions are exceptional experiences and examples of how this kind of learning works best. As I write we are waiting the return of the Year 10 Seeway Tanzania Expedition students and teachers. I hope you have been following their activities through the photos on Facebook and Firefly. The next group of Tanzania students depart mid-March and are currently busy raising money for the resources and building materials they will use whilst there.
This week, the importance of extra-curricular and the super-curricular experiences for students was emphasised during the Secondary PTA Coffee Morning presentation led by Mr Clark – Universities Advisor and Miss Szyperska – Careers Co-ordinator. The presentation on how to support and guide your child through the journey of university applications and careers awareness was well-attended and we thank those parents who came along and, of course Mr Clark and Miss Szyperska for their informative and important presentation.
Our assembly this week in Key Stage 3 was led by Kacey and Patti – two of the student leadership team. They presented on the role of the student leadership team and also identified how students can become involved. Their presentation was very professional and superbly delivered – it was great to see our students step up and take the lead! Well done Kacey and Patti