As part of our Travel and Tourism curriculum we organised a visit to Newcastle City Centre last week. The students had a tour and talk at Newcastle keep to tell them about the history of the building and how they market and promote the venue. Our students really enjoyed the experience and took part whole-heartedly in the all the activities – even being put in the stocks!
We then had lunch in a local Italian restaurant where students ordered their own food and discussed how they would review the restaurant.
Finally we had a trip to The Cycle Hub for a talk on specialist tourism from Lizzie at Skedaddle Holidays. The students asked insightful questions and listened carefully to help them with their up coming exam. Then they were treated to cookies and muffins thanks to the generosity of the Cycle Hub.
As always our students were at all times polite and a credit to the school.
Last week our year 11 and 13 students were given the opportunity to visit the Skills North East event at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
The events was held to give students a chance to experience a number of different future careers and opportunities, ready for when they leave either Kingsmeadow School or Sixth Form. Employers, colleges and training providers were on hand to offer advice and guidance to our students, and as always our students were enthusiastic about what was on offer and went away with a wealth of advice about their future pathways.
Our first Learning for Life day of the new academic year took place today, with students following an alternative programme of learning from their usual school day. Over the course of the day students experienced lessons based around community and cohesion as well as learning valuable life skills such mindfulness, nutrition and confidence building.
Learning for Life day is also an opportunity to teach our students vital parts of the curriculum such as Personal, Social and Health Education, Citizenship (including British Values) and Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance.
Students experienced a wide range of activities throughout the day, including yoga, Djembe drumming and health and fitness training. As always, our students showed a huge amount of interest and enthusiasm for the alternative learning taking place and staff should also be commended for all of their hard work during the day.
The next Learning for Life day will take place on Wednesday 1st November.