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WOEC Kayaking

September 29th, 2015 by Katie Shipley in Uncategorized







Georgia spent a wet and windy Monday morning with Darren and Will at WOEC doing Kayaking. Georgia ended up spending most of the morning in the water with a big smile on her face.

Well done and thank you for a great morning Georgia!

Little Trees Forest School

September 29th, 2015 by Ian in Uncategorized

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This Autumn term has seen the continuence of our Little Trees Forest School at Tinneys Lane.

Vicky and Davel work with the KS3 students on the site by incorporating the National Curriculum with the natural environment.

They enjoying making 3D structures…


… and constructing stories about the animals they can see.


Have a look on their daily blog to see what else they’ve been up to…


Pizza Oven

December 5th, 2014 by Ian in Uncategorized

Pizza oven

The garden at the Learning Centre was completed in time for the Summer Fete, a joint venture with St Paul’s Playgroup. The planting of the beds was carried out by the students, ably assisted by one of the students parents and the generosity of Waitrose. The garden helps our students learn about gardening and producing food to use in the kitchen. Design and Technology students have designed and built some seating and it is generally felt that the green environment provides a calm area in which to relax and promote wellbeing.

The next phase was to build a pizza oven and this was started in September. Students and staff all lent a hand to mix the clay and build up the dome. The oven was completed in time to have its inaugural firing at the first of our Community Talks at the end of October. Pizzas were enjoyed by the students at lunchtime and by visitors to the talk about Beekeeping in the early evening.

The building process gave the students hands on experience at bricklaying, teamwork and patience. The clay needed to be broken up and any stones removed. This clean clay was mixed with sand and water by ‘puddling’, a technique of patiently working the mix by walking over it. The next process was forming fist sized balls of clay to build up the shape of the oven. Three layers were needed to complete the oven.

The oven will provide an alternative approach for the students learning about food preparation and cooking as well as providing wood fired pizzas for special occasions. It will also get used during our Spring and Summer community talks. The next event is Community Singing on the 11th December between 1830 and 1930. In the New Year we will be continuing our series of events with a talk about the Night Sky, a Ukulele workshop, a talk about the local conservation areas and a talk entitled ‘Love food – Hate waste’.


November 8th, 2014 by Ian in Uncategorized


We’re developing a good tradition of sailing here at SLC. We’ve had several sea voyages and we often go sailing at a local reservoir, too.

Here we find Jacob explaining to Chris what that big white thing is just above their heads.

We are sailing…

October 15th, 2013 by Ian in Uncategorized

XL Sailing

Good luck to all the staff and students who are sailing the high seas this weekend!