While each year group has aspects of individual and personalised learning, there are also joint aspects of wellbeing throughout. Our lifestyle lectures are an example of this, where on Tuesday morning periods 2 and 3 both year 11 and 13 students log on to Teams and get a different “life skill” from a group of rotating teachers. This week I started off this program by teaching more than 55 students how to bake banana bread.
I was very nervous at first, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I just dived in and I am pleased that many students tried to bake with me and have created a wonderful and healthy snack for their family. It is amazing to be teaching in this “lockdown” situation. I never expected to have 55+ people in my kitchen, but the current technology has really allowed us as teachers to access the students both easily and creatively. These lectures will not only provide life skills for our students, but also stretch the creativity of our teachers in meeting this important wellbeing aspect.
Head of Year 13