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Naval Cookery School - KS4

To support the work with Job Centre Plus that KS4 are accessing, Mrs Shuff’s class took part in a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ type activity on Monday 25th February with 4 members of the Catering and Hospitality Crew of the Naval ship HMS Queen Elizabeth II which is currently based in Portsmouth.

The pupils were split into 4 groups and given the choice of 3 recipes to cook during the morning.

Each group had to work as a team to decide which ingredients they would use and follow the recipe as independently as possible.

All groups chose to cook Chicken soup and either Chocolate chip cookies or Strawberry cheesecake.

A member of the naval crew that came to visit supported each group.

At the end of the cooking session, the pupils were given the opportunity to ask the naval crew some questions about how long they had been serving in the Navy to include how old they were when they signed up, what their job role was and how long they were intending to serve in the Navy.

It was an extremely enjoyable morning and a huge privilege for those who took part.

Hindleap Warren YR9 residential

On Wednesday 14th November until Friday 16th November a group of Year 9 pupils set off for Hindleap Warren, an outdoor and adventurous activity centre for a residential Trip. We took part in lots of activities including indoor canoeing and swimming, archery, orienteering, high ropes, wall climbing and the zip wire. These activities gave all the children a chance to challenge themselves personally and everyone appeared to have a great time .We stayed in dormitories and had to do a little housekeeping by making our own beds upon arrival. We all slept very well after spending lots of time outside and completing lots of physical activity.

Wassily Kandinsky

In KS3 we have been learning about the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. He was an artist who painted abstract paintings using line, shapes and colours. We concentrated on his painting called ‘squares with concentric circles’. We used different techniques to make the concentric circle, for example we used paint, and we made a collage, and we used felt tips or coloured pencils and we used the program paint on the computer. In the hall some of this work is on display.