Date published: 28 March 2012
Over 70 pupils from across the school represented Rochdale at the Greater Manchester Winter Games hosted at Sports City on 27 March. The day started with an opening ceremony before pupils went to various sporting arenas across the area. Staff supported the various teams – new age boccia, curling, rowing and rugby! Well done to all those pupils chosen.
BBC School Report - As you may be aware, last week a number of activities were filmed by our school reporters for the BBC School Report project. If you wish to see these please visit our website and follow the link.
Training Event for parents - Intensive Interaction on Tuesday 27 March, 4pm – 7pm at Gracie Fields Theatre, Dr Phoebe Caldwell gave a presentation aimed at families, carers and staff who are living or working with children with autism or other additional needs that effect communication. Dr Caldwell is an expert practitioner in Intensive Interaction working mainly with children and adults on the autism spectrum. Apprentice Designers ! - Well done to Austin, Declan and Ellis in Year 9 who completed some very impressive models of Concorde. Future career beckons.
Key Stage 4 news:
SEB have been busy baking some lovely biscuits ready for their coffee morning for parents, we are sure the parents will be very pleased when they see the home cooked biscuits. They went shopping to buy some more plants and ornaments for their sensory garden.
4M were busy in Cook and Eat making cheese and onion pie, chips and beans. The MANTRA motor mechanics group have been working on cooling systems, looking at the different types and how they work. They have also been working on an Enterprise programme by washing and valeting staff cars.
SSC are taking trips out to visit different places, they went to Gordon Riggs and the students had a cup of tea. Shopping was also on the agenda in Ramsbottom for a change of scenery, the pupils also had a visit to Burrs Country Park to look at the beautiful scenery around the area.
On Redwood Radio our resident DJ Peter has amazingly found the time to produce a podcast every day, there’s lots of interesting things to listen to such as the BBC news reports, news about visitors for the BTEC PE group on Fridays and lots of general Redwood news. Peter would also like to thank everyone who has been involved with the radio shows this week.
Key Stage 3 News:
Redwood Goes Green—in conjunction with KS4 we took part in National Climate Change Challenge. We have been making a difference to the environment by planting fruit trees, bulbs, flowers and bean plants. Jason, Jacob, Alex, Aisha and Jack S visited Halifax Market looking at the old type market. As part of our ‘outstanding’ achievement celebrations we all went bowling– everyone thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
Sixth form news - This term the card making group have been working really hard to build up stock for our Enterprise sale. The group have been using a technique called decoupage, where you build up layers of the same image to make a 3d effect. Thank you to Tracey’s husband for donating a card stand to display the finished cards on.
Geoff and his DIY group have made a bracket so it can go on the wall for people to look through. The group are taking orders for personalised cards, so if you have any birthdays, weddings, anniversaries coming up, let us know a couple of weeks in advance and the card group can make it for you.
Robert, Andrew, Dayle, Dylan, Jack, Nicole, Mujtabaa, Roy, Jake and Thania have been to Manchester for a ride on the big wheel. The wonderful sensory experience was enjoyed by everyone as they cruised through the air and enjoyed the lovely scenery of Manchester. The students were quiet as the wheel started to go up, laughed at the top and smiled on the way down. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the company was fabulous. What an experience!
The Personal Independence group - as part of social inclusion has been touching up their social skills by going for a swim at Oulder Hill swimming baths and interacting with other students. It was noted by an Oulder Hill staff member how well behaved our sixth formers always are and how they are always friendly and smiling.
Redwood closes for Easter on Friday 30 March and reopens on Monday 16 April – have a nice break!
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