As part of the Preston Schools’ Teaching Alliance, Larches High has been partnered with Strike Lane Primary in Freckleton. Local author Alan Gibbons’ new book ‘The Beautiful Game’ is the focus of our attentions. It’s about the history of football in the UK, both good and bad, as told through a narrative.
We are taking a group of Year 11s on a trip to Strike Lane next week to do some paired reading with a group of reluctant Year 6 readers. The Year 11s are looking forward to returning to primary school!
On the 4th Feb we invited some youth workers from the Foxton Centre, to come into school to meet with yr 11 students as part of the Princes Trust Help in the community unit and our focus on homelessness in forms for the previous two weeks.
The youth workers suggested asking a person from the shelter who had been homeless in the past to come and join the groups for a questions and answers session, to which he agreed.
The students were extremely polite and engaged asking lots of questions and were very empathic about the situations that homeless people may find themselves in.
This was a very interesting session and our plan is to continue to offer our help to the Foxton Centre in the near future.
Last week Year 11 Princes Trust groups had to prepare, cook and serve a Healthy two course meal for themselves and a guest. Both groups worked as a team and followed all health, hygiene and safety requirements, cleaning and using safe knife skills.
The guests were very impressed with the invitations and the politeness of the young people who were very attentive towards them. The meal was a very pleasant experience and was enjoyed by all.