DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
13/12/2018 Birmingham Arts Museum/German Market trip
17/12/2018 Christmas Meal
20/12/2018 Costa Coffee Visit as part of Life Skills Challenges
21/12/2018 Trophy Assembly/Last day of term
TRAVEL TRAINING - FRIDAYS
Each Friday all of the 6th Form students who have not secured a work experience placement will take part in 'Travel Training'. This involves traveling via buses within the local area, to build confidence and knowledge. We will also be attending North Solihull Sports Centre where all of the students are now members of the gym. The students can either use the gym facilities for a discounted rate of £2.30 or use the swimming pool for 90p each week. We will continue to do this for the rest of the academic year. All of the students attending currently are enjoying this and it is a great way to end the working week.
I have sent out buspass forms with all students in Year 12 who have not applied yet. If you are able to fill the form in and send it back into college to me I can then send it off with relevent paperwork. All students will need a buspass whilst in 6th Form as we do Travel Training each Friday and we also do trips and visits within the area as part of the courses we study.
During 6th Form we aim to get as many students as possible out on weekly work placements. This will be a fantastic addition to their CV's and will encourage social & development skills. We currently have 10 students in secured work placements. Two of these students have also secured themselves weekend jobs through this which is fabulous!! If you know of any companies who would be willing to give your child a work placement each Friday during term time please call us on our class mobile to discuss with my self.
Letters have been sent out with all students who have not currently secured a work placement.
All of the students have been introduced to Mathletics, they all have their own personal username and password to log in and complete tasks, this will include homework tasks. Please have a look with your child and if you would like any more details contact us on the class mobile.
On Thursday 15th November we attended the SkillsShow at the NEC. We spent the morning looking around and finding out information about different career paths and colleges. The students were able to walk around in small groups independently and had a meeting time and point. Everyone had a lovely morning and collect some information.
Into Film Festival
As part of the 'Into Film Festival' we went to Cineworld at the NEC and watched 'The Little Strangers'. All of the students and staff really enjoyed the film and were talking about the plot twists when we got back to college!!