As the term comes to a halt leading up to the Christmas break, it’s time to reflect on the amazing work both students and staff have been doing over the past month to get into the festive spirit. Here are our 5 g̶o̶l̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ favourite things…
This Christmas, our Wirral school volunteered in The Hive Youth Zone to help with their food box campaign. This campaign donates food, hygiene products and other essentials to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Well done to students Louie, Shae and Poppi for the effort you all put in! We are proud to be making a difference, especially at this time of year.
Northampton learners did an amazing job with decorating the recreational area this year. Students learnt how to make pom-poms out of wool as well as paper chains arranged to make our Christmas tree! Staff also put on a fantastic end of year Christmas Dinner – Turkey, Pigs in Blankets and Roast Potatoes included! The whole room looks fantastic and we will be sad to take it down in the new year. Everyone had a Christmas cracker, gift and several went up for seconds. A fantastic way to end the term and build our relationship as a school family.
Mock Exams well and truly begun this month with students working towards their desired grade in Functional Skills qualifications in both Maths and English. Its great to hear that all students have achieved a pass so far and we hope this success continues to the final exams at the end of this academic year.
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event on the 15th December to dress in your best festive outfit. The event was created in aid of Save the Children to fundraise each Christmas. We loved seeing both staff and students alike joining in! Who do you think is the best dressed?! Here is how joining in can help a childs life: https://christmasjumperday.org/how-you-help/
Finally, all students have been working hard across the past 4 months, aiming towards the end of term reward trip. Each learner is assessed on their effort, work completed and participation in every lesson to create an average score that decides whether they will be able to go. Its great to see the visual progression all students have made week by week and we are glad to see a strong majority attending from each school. From Boost to Pizza Hut to Go Karting, we love an end of term treat! Keep an eye out on our social media platforms for photos over the next few days.
Everyone at Progress Schools wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back for a positive 2018.