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Well done Harley and Jude!

June 17th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

We would like to say a big well done to Harley and Jude who received their AQA unit awards in construction this week.

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Sherborne Castle Gardens

May 11th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

Thank you to The Garden Group and Sherborne Castle Gardens for the donations of some vegetables and compost for our Life Skill lessons, everyone at Sherborne Learning Centre appreciates your support. Thank you!!

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Year 11 DT Projects

April 13th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

We are fast approaching the end of the year which means our final year students have been working hard to finish their amazing projects…

Elliot's bench      Jack's cat playground

Elliot’s wooden bench                                              Jack’s cat playground

 Josh's cabinet      Tash's jewellery box

Josh LJ’s glass cabinet                          Natasha’s jewellery box

Tommy's darts case     Josh's entertainment unit

Tommy’s darts case                                         Josh’s entertainment unit

Max's work bench   Jack's cupboard

Max’s work bench                                            Jack’s CD and games cupboard

Writing Dialogue

March 4th, 2015 by Ian in curriculum

Here’s a great piece of work from Tom.

He was jolted back to the real world by the realisation of being

shouted at. He was walking straight up the middle of the road

and a convoy of military vehicles behind him were beeping.

Some men were shouting at him to get out of the road: so he

did. He walked back to the side of the road and just waited. The

convoy started moving but one of the captain’s vehicles pulled

to the side of the road and parked next to him.

“Why exactly are you walking when you are wounded? You

should be in a separate vehicle for the wounded. But as that

has already gone, I feel obliged to offer you a ride up to the

town. But one question before I do offer you a ride, why were

you walking down the middle of the road?” the captain

questioningly looked at the soldier.

“If I were you I would take a look at my chest before you say

another word,” the soldier replied with quiet dignity. The captain

slowly looked the soldier up and down, looking for anything to

signify why he said this. The reality of who he was talking to

suddenly dawned on him as the soldier gently rubbed the mud

and grease off the badge that resided above his left breast;

revealing a colonel’s badge. The soldier smiled as he watched

the captain’s cheeks flush white.

“It’s ok captain I suppose I don’t look much like a colonel at the

moment. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll take you up on that offer of a



September 29th, 2014 by Ian in curriculum


Thanks to Chris, sailing is becoming quite a part of what we do here at SLC. We have another group heading off to sea next week with the Ocean Youth Trust. In the meantime, here is Louise out on the reservoir last week.


November 7th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum, News


This term the art room has been dedicated to investigating Cubism, and in particular, the works of Picasso and Braque. They have been comparing the styles of both these artists and looking at the differences in their work.


The KS3 groups have been learning about geometrical drawings and collage and the KS4 groups have been studying Picasso’s ‘ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.

Here is a taster of some of the work that has been achieved.



Bea’s Powerboating Video

October 30th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum

Bea made this fantastic video of her Powerboating.


September 4th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum, News

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Wednesday mornings have been busy in the Art room. Jeff Body from Artslink has been helping the KS3 boys how to carve African masks from plaster. The sessions ran for 3 weeks and most of the boys took an active part in creating 3 magnificent masks which look like they have been made from bronze.

Well done to all the boys who took part, you did an amazing job. A special mention must go to Elliot who worked tirelessly for the full 3 weeks. I am very proud of your effort and I hope you are proud of your amazing mask.

Special thanks to Artslink for lots of things but mostly for putting us in touch with Jeff, a gifted and special man. He worked so hard with our students and brought the best out in every single one of them. Thank you!!

More pictures here

Sailing at Sutton Bingham

June 27th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum, News


Off in the distance you can just see a small sailing boat. In it, Chris is teaching Charlie and Louise how to sail. A beautiful spot for a challenging activity in which students learn not only how to sail but how to take responsibility for themselves and each other and how to work in a team.


May 10th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum

Masks 1

Key Stage 3 have been investigating African masks this term. They have been researching different kinds of masks from various regions, and looking at the many ways that they were used.

Masks 2