Post 16

Creativity Group

We have been working around a theme of faces. Students have all been keen to produce 3D art work so we sought inspiration with a trip to Durham to look at faces in sculpture, architecture and the cathedral. We looked at the stained glass windows then visited local glass artist Janet Rogers in her studio at Crushed Chilli Glass. The students took part in a fused glass workshop and made glass tiles continuing with the faces theme. All the young people excelled both in their life skills and brilliant artwork!

We continued investigating our theme at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle and were inspired by the pop art exhibition. Students produced some excellent follow up work.

In school students have learned to make and model with salt dough making faces and then making pencil pots/vases, getting a high quality finish with their painting.

In the last 2 weeks we have begun to create wreaths, bike chain art and paintings to sell at the xmas fair as part of our enterprise

All students have had the chance to visit their local community, take part in new artistic activities and gain new skills. A fantastic, hard working group – well done!


Students have been very busy getting all the craft pieces ready for the school fair. Student are very excited for the Christmas fair so they can sell on their craft items.

We are working towards individual differentiated PSD targets in Enterprise including, following symbol instructions, organising self for an activity and working as part of a team.

Student have been working towards accreditation in either; ASDAN: Working as Part of a Group (Entry 1,2,3) or PP Taking part in a mini Enterprise Project. (Pre-Entry).


We have been working on number skills in Post 16 Maths. Students have been reading numbers, writing numbers, finding numbers, counting, adding numbers and  subtracting numbers

We have been working really hard to learn new skills when using numbers in cross curricular lessons and games.


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Summer 2016:   Food Bank       Duke of Edinghburgh Gold Awards

Spring 2016:    Gardening         Saltwell Park

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