Bake a Cake for Mosaic

March 18th, 2013 by Ian in News

Mosaic Bake a Cake

We raised £50.10 for Mosaic with a cake sale.

Thanks to Vicky for organising it and to everyone who either made cakes or bought them! Mosaic does great work.

Damaged Goods Workshops

February 26th, 2013 by Ian in News

Following the great performance of Damaged Goods by Facing Tides, students took part in a range of workshops.

Students produced a leaflet to help other people recognise the warning signs of being at risk and where to go to get help. They also made a page for this website and created these wonderful pieces of art.




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!

Open again

January 21st, 2013 by Ian in News

We’re open again today (Monday 21 January). However some roads are icy and so there could be some disruption and delays to transport. Please be patient and contact Passenger Transport or ourselves if you have any queries.

Closed due to snow

January 18th, 2013 by Ian in News

We are closed today, Friday 18 January, due to the snow. Almost all our students and staff have to travel quite a distance by car and the roads aren’t clear enough for me to feel that everyone could get to the centre safely. It’s better to miss a day and have everyone in safe and sound when it clears up than risk something awful happening.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow and unless you hear otherwise, we’ll see everyone on Monday!

Parents’ Christmas newsletter from the SSCT

December 14th, 2012 by Ian in News

The Safe Schools and Communities Team have published an e-safety Christmas Newsletter about what they’ve been up to and what they have planned, along with lots of helpful advice for parents.

It’s available for download here (pdf).

Christmas at Castle Gardens

December 14th, 2012 by Ian in News

M2On Friday Dillon visited Castle Gardens with Darren and Jemma to see all the amazing Christmas decorations. We found this incredible train set which Dillon particularly liked. We all had a great morning but unfortunately we didn’t get to see Father Christmas….

Maybe next year.


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.

Peace, Europe, Future

November 19th, 2012 by Ian in News

This year the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

We’ve been submitting entries to the competition the EU is organising to choose delegates to accept the prize on behalf of the whole of Europe!

The question to be answered is “What does peace in Europe mean to you?”

Fingers crossed!