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Holocaust Rememberance Day

April 19th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

On Wednesday 12 March we had a different day, focussed on the events of more than 60 years ago.

Jez set the scene by separating some staff and students out into a space that he told us was the size of a railway cattle truck. Political activists, gypsies, people with strange sounding names and others were all sent to the carriage. He said that 100 people would be crammed into the spaces with no food, water or toilet and be taken away to camp.

We were then told Erika’s story. In the story an old lady recounts how she had been rescued and brought up as a child with just a vague understanding that she had been thrown out of a cattle truck by her mother. The pictures Jez showed us were all grey, with no faces visible and only the odd flash of yellow, signifying the Star of David.

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Introducing the 123+ Programme

March 29th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, News

ks3-123-programmeFrom May half-term we will be using the 123+ Programme for our Key Stage 3 students. The programme will focus our work on supporting students to get back to school. Click the thumbnail below to look at the programme or click here to download a printable pdf version.


A week in the life of…

March 26th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

Well first I have a lesson with my private tutor Trish who I do English with on a Monday morning at 10.30 to 12.00. Then I have a lesson at SLC meaning Sherborne Learning Centre from 2.00 to 3.30. People there are very accepting and pleasant to speak to 🙂 I have made some good friends there too and enjoy going.


On Tuesday I have a lesson from 11.30 to 12.30 with my tutor Sandy, I do geography with her and science….

On a Wednesday I have nothing, it’s my day off ( ^_^ )

Thursday I have two lessons with my tutors. I have to get up really early…Well for me anyway, I have a lesson from 9.00 to 10.00 then another one from 10.00 to 11.30, but I manage that very well 🙂 .

On Friday I have a lesson at SLC from 2.00 to 3.30. I do sports …not very good at sports ha ha.

I hope to get more private lessons and time at the centre as well.


Woman In Black (again)

March 20th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

We’ve had another very enjoyable trip to London to see the Woman In Black. A fantastic production and a little scary too.

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Cranborne in the snow

February 12th, 2009 by Ian in curriculum

Jay, Jay, Carl, Chris and James have been helping to build a Viking longhouse at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne. It’s a huge project involving lots of young people and using only the technology that would have been available in Viking times.

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