This is the first of 2 workshops for parent/carers and is aimed at those with children/young people over the age of 14. Please contact me for further information. It will be held on Monday 14th January.
A huge congratulations to the students who have sat their Functional Skills examinations in English and Maths this week! Well done and enjoy your week off!
Is your child/young person aged 16 or over? If so, they can avail of Student Discount. The following information is for pupils who are aged 16 and above or are in Post 16 at school.
UNiDAYS is an entirely free online system with no sign-up cost, no membership card and it’s entirely for students! All you have to do is enter your email and verify your student status. Registration is quick and easy so you will be saving within a matter of minutes. Once you register, which you must do using your school email address you will be able to get student discounts. You can also download vouchers to use in some stores.
We have registered Percy Hedley School and pupils who are age 16 and above are eligible to join. To join, please visit www.myunidays.com
We have registered school with NUS (National Union of Students) so that our students are eligible to apply for nusextra cards. To be eligible your child must be in Year 11,12,13 or 14 and over the age of 16. The cards cost £12 for 1 year, £22 for 2 years and £32 for 3 years and provide a photo ID of student status. There are a range of discounts, online and instore which may be useful. Full information is available on their website: www.nus.org.uk
Last week students from post 16 took part in a work experience challenge on Ouseburn Farm. This involved learning about the different animals on the farm, taking part in cleaning out the animals cages, making a scrapbook and also watching a video teaching them about what animals get used for on the farm.
The students found it was a fun way to learn and had a great week.
Post 16 students Lana and Mollie, successfully planned and liaised with Hedleys student council to arrange a fabulous meeting which was held yesterday at school. 17 students from post 16 attended to find out more about Hedleys college life.Hedleys student council introduced themselves followed by a video presentation and then answered post 16 student and staff questions. Refreshments made by post 16 students in food technology were enjoyed by all and there was a lovely buzz of conversation afterwards. Thank you very much Hedleys students!
Nicholas gave a vote of thanks on behalf of everyone from post 16.
“Thank you very much to the student council and tutors for coming today” ” The presentation was both informative and inspiring for us.”
Click on the link to view our blog Friday 26th May 2017
On the 27th of April speech and language students took part in a art project in Highgreen near Kielder. They walked in the forest and collected natural materials to create an art printing. After collecting the materials they created their printing pieces.
Then after all that hard work we all enjoyed a slice of pizza cooked in the open fire oven in the forest.
On Tuesday the 9th of May a group of girls from across the school took part in Girls Sports. The activities were “TEAM WORK”. The girls took part in different games and team building exercises to encourage them to work together. They finished off with a game of football and were all presented with a medal to reward their hard work and participation. WELL DONE GIRLS!
Some post 16 students have been to St Johns Church for their Community Challenge lesson. It is also part of their volunteering section for Duke of Edinburgh Award. During the visit, the students are treat to tea and biscuits and a chat with the residents of the local community The students have also made bat boxes and hedgehog houses for the church yard.
Science exams have started this week, good luck to all those taking part.