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Ride’em Cowboy!

July 19th, 2011 by Becki in curriculum

Zone Manager Ian Hedley discovered the joy of horse riding today at Phil’s farm!  Apparently the secret is to be relaxed and comfortable and not let the horse know you are nervous!  Ian passed with flying colours and is due to recieve a rossette for his efforts.  Show jumping here we come!!

Additional bit from Ian:

This is not entirely true, as can be seen from the expression on my face. However, the work that Phil does with students at the farm is fantastic. It’s an amazing resource. Thanks Phil.


March 3rd, 2011 by Ian in curriculum

Sociology is the study of the society in which we live. It examines how we are influenced and shaped through being members of groups and organisations: the way we make society what it is the way society makes us what we are.

Lessons consist of quite a lot of arguing discussion particularly when Alex, Josh or Sue disagree with the wise Ian. At the moment we’re studying crime and deviancy, particularly the kinds of people who commit crime (mostly young men, it seems) and why (a good topic for discussion…)

This year’s curriculum

September 14th, 2010 by Ian in curriculum

We’ve always been very proud of the quality of the curriculum we offer the students who come to SLC. There are the traditional subjects such as English and Maths, many common school subjects such as Art, Design and Technology and Child Development and a whole host of other activities too numerous to list here. Which is why we’ve got this chart:

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Quote of the week 3

November 30th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum

“An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.”

British social scientist Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)

Quote of the week 2

November 18th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

English writer George Eliot (1819-1880)

Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

Jess made this two-minute video for today, the 11th day of the 11th month.

Quote of the week 1

November 8th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum

Children playing by a tree“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best is now.”

Chinese proverb


September 24th, 2009 by Katie Shipley in curriculum, Links for students

Pully experiment in progressJames has been working out how efficient pulleys can be.

With Andrew’s help, James made a mass of 140g lift a mass of 600g!!

Impossible?  No!  It’s something to do with the number of strings.

Try it out for yourself in the science room.

Science & Technology

September 24th, 2009 by Katie Shipley in curriculum, Links for students

Getting the hydrogen car ready

Michael & Jay sorting out a hydrogen fuel cell car – and it worked!

More to follow – watch this space.

End of the year!

July 17th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students, News

It’s been a busy term and everyone’s worked very very hard. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who have put so much effort into making Sherborne Learning Centre what it is. Our students this year have produced some amazing work, only a small proportion of which is here on the website.

I’d also like to thank Phil for all the posts he’s made to the website showing the amazing work he’s helped our students produce.

We’ve now got a lovely long summer break ahead of us so I’d like to wish everyone – staff, students, their families and all the professionals and agencies who work with us – a relaxing, safe and fun holiday.

Please click the read-more link below to see our end of term film. It’s a long download but completely worth it. The music is by Emily, a star in the making.


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