Moneysense workshop - Natwest
In conjunction with Natwest, we held two Moneysense workshops, one called ‘How we use money’ and the other named ‘It’s party time’. Both workshops were delivered by Miss D with 3 volunteers who work in the finance industry.
KS2 and some of KS3 took part in ‘How we use money’ where they learnt that money can be either spent, saved or donated. They also discussed needs and wants by identify what are needs are to survive; food, water, shelter and clothes. We decided special events and toys were wants and that we can survive without them but the internet was a big debate. Is the internet a need or a want?
Some students in KS4 and KS3 took part in ‘It’s party time’. This was a very interesting session with students asking the experts many intriguing questions, e.g. ‘How old can you be to have a bank account?’. The students had to work in teams to budget for a birthday party. They had to decide who the party was for, how many guests would be attending and what it would cost to purchase items like birthday cakes, hiring a venue and providing food or favours for guests.
Hindleap Warren YR9 Residential 2017
11 pupils arrived at the outdoor and adventurous activity centre in East Sussex to partake in a variety of activities over 3 days. This included pool kayaking, swimming, the climbing wall, abseiling, archery, forest scavenger hunt, high rope adventures and the zip wire. The pupils were challenged and experienced new things, they all had a fabulous time and I think would give it a massive thumbs up!
Please take a look at the photographs and watch the videos of the zip wire.
On Friday 30th June, 45 Hollywater leavers and their guests arrived in style for an evening of fun, frivolity and friendship. Pupils were welcomed to the Prom with a drink of fizz and had a group photograph taken. The girls were presented with a single white rose as they entered the Hall and then they all took their seats for a 3 course meal, whilst Rock and Pop, the live entertainment, sang.
After the meal the celebrations were notched up by the vibrant sounds from the band of Ed Sheeran, Adele and Katy Perry. The leavers together with their guests danced and danced, enjoying every moment of their final soiree at Hollywater School.
What an Experience!
This Summer Term all the pupils in 4A went on independent Work Experience for a week. They went to a wide range of placements including: Bird World; Adam Gibson Tree Care; AutoDan, Café Rafters; Bright Bricks; Absolute Autos; Deadwater Valley Trust, Fine Cuts; Rock and Pop Foundation. Their activities included assisting with: tree surgery; car repairs; Lego model building; nature reserve perseveration and maintenance; music tuition; hairdressing; food preparation and waiting at tables.
Work Experience is organised by the school and provides a great opportunity for pupils to get a taste of different occupations. All the pupils said they enjoyed and learnt from their Work Experience. The reports from employers were very positive about our pupils with many areas of the pupil’s work marked as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
At least one of the pupils been offered a summer job!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the employers for providing our Year 10 and 11 pupils with Work Experience.
At the end of June KS3 attended the Alton Live! Cultural Arts festival at Eggars School in Alton. We had a great time and accessed lots of different activities .Class 3A particulary enjoyed the African drumming workshop .
Every week KS4 groups visit local colleges to take part in taster courses. Pupils get the opportunity to try out 'college life' with their peers and teachers. Take a look at the photographs and click on the links to the colleges below.