Mrs Rogers' words summer week 9
Year 12 students stepped up to take assembly and focused our attention on the importance of active learning. Katie, Jessie, Olivia and Parees highlighted the role of ‘flipped learning’ and memory, effective revision and recall in remembering and applying their knowledge in assessments. They spoke about their own learning strategies and delivered their presentation with aplomb, with the support of Mrs Lamagna-Richardson, Sixth Form Academic Lead.
The U101 students have continued to develop their knowledge of how to budget, apply for a credit card (be afraid, parents!) and the steps to renting a house at university. The T101 courses have come to an end today and the various subject teachers and SS SLT staff involved found the incoming Year 12s a pleasure to work with. Highlights for me include the newly formed Eco-Committee’s pitches to the Academic and Administrative Principals, James and Hugh Wilding, encouraging consideration of solar panels and car charging points as well as developing our recycling programme further.
The second stand out morning was our trip to Foodshare, Maidenhead, where students tracked the journey of a tin of meat they donated, through the foodbank. They were surprised by the number of families Foodshare support but heartened that there was a source of genuine help available to them. I will miss the T101 students but look forward to working with them (online) during their SF Conference on Monday 12 July. Exciting times ahead!