Two groups of year 9 students took part in sessions on making informed decisions and what skills employers look for, provided for us by the Institute of Grocery Distribution. As well as discussing the importance of puntuality, being organised, working as part of a team and being able to listen and speak effectively, we also discovered that one in seven people work for the Retail Food and Drinks sector and on average we purchase food/drink 24 times a month! Students were able to ask our visitors about any aspect of their job, how they got into their occupation and what advice they would give their 14 year old selves! As two of our visitors came from Quorn we were also treated to some tasty snacks.
A week long fundraising event was held at Eskdale School. The school chose to support the British Heart Foundation ‘Wear Red Appeal’ in memory of former friend and student who sadly passed away in 2014. Members of form group JW organised a series of activities which included, tombola, staff v pupils 5 aside football, cake sale, non uniform day and how many feathers in a 4ft feather boa. One student Kyle Douglass raised around £40:00 by taking part in a sponsored silence.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped, by donating or supporting this event. Once again the Eskdale Community has gone above and beyond in their generosity.
In total the staff and students raised around £450.00
Year 9 went to Billingham Forum to ice skate. It was a brilliant day, we all had a great time. Lots of us fell and had the bruises to prove it. The students showed maturity in that they all behaved fantastically, they showed great stamina and perseverance as many of them had never skated before. Well done year 9!!
As part of our careers programme, all Year 9 students visited either the University of York, York St John or Hull (Scarborough campus). This was an opportunity to see what higher education is about and find out more about the courses available and how much it costs. Various activities were organised including campus tours, practical activities and games, all hosted by student ambassadors.
A group of Year 9 students visited Middlesbrough to see what a College of Further Education is like and the types of courses that they offer post 16. After a tour of the College and lunch in one of the cafes, students chose a workshop in either sport, catering, construction, childcare or media. These gave them an opportunity to see what the various departments did. One group in the media workshop produced this video.
Well done lads!
Some pupils have been having issues with logging on to Google Drive. This video takes you through the basics;