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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

Facing Tides

February 12th, 2013 by Becki in curriculum, News

On Monday, SLC had one of their Healthy Schools DaysThis term’s theme was ‘Reducing Risk-Taking Behaviour’! ‘Facing Tides’ theatre company started the day giving us a performance of their new play.

“The story approaches the issues teenagers struggle with, including the miscommunication and misunderstandings within families. Other issues such as suicide, despair, and reconciliation are addressed along with drug use. The horrors associated with living on the street are touched on sensitively in this emotionally charged drama.” Facing Tides Theatre Company

The play was enjoyed by all and illustrated that whatever the problem, there is always Hope!


December 10th, 2012 by Ian in curriculum

The GCSE group go on a field trip…to the compost heap to look for bugs and beetles and other such creepy crawlies.

All the organic waste from students kitchen preparations and LOADS of tea bags have been quietly added to the black plastic containers in the garden…time has passed and the detritivores and decomposers have been getting to work breaking down and recycling the material and nutrients.

Hopefully it will be used on the garden for next year’s vegetables.

Iron filings

December 10th, 2012 by Ian in curriculum

Iron filings on a magnetDillon has discovered magnets and iron filings…

Where else are magnets found magnets?

What can they do?

How do they work?

Lots of things to discover in the next few weeks.