Hi, I’m Mr Roscoe and I work on the Engagement Pathway team, along with Mr Clough, at Springboard Project.
This week has seen the return of staff and students after a well-earned rest over half term.
The Engagement Pathway students kicked off their week with a return to A.C.E. training, an alternative provision provider. At A.C.E. the students experience working in a fully functioning race team garage. Josh and Matt continued to work on painting engine parts for one of the race cars..
Later in the week Matt and Josh started work on an engine that will eventually go into a racing lawn mower, with help from the tutor Steve..
In college Mr Ward has had them back learning the crucial Maths skills needed for the future. This week the students have been completing fraction activities and working through their Maths certificate files..
The Maths bug also caught on downstairs with Miss Caine’s class learning how to order decimals..
These skills will come in handy as next week they are arranging a bake sale on Friday 13th November for staff and students and running a few games which will cost 20p a go, with all proceeds going towards Children in Need.
Miss Brown reports that all students have been working hard in English and have been completing their baseline assessments for the Functional Skills test.
Students also got exposed to a different kind of form of Bass Line when a local Rap Artist, Oneda, visited us on Tuesday working with Leo and DJ (Dylan)..
This is what DJ said about working with Oneda….
“It was cool! Oneda first did a performance for us before discussing with us different types of rap and how to make bars of lyrics to a beat. We then had a go at creating our own bars of lyrics to a beat.”
DJ then showed off his own musical talents to me and Mr Clough. He showed me that he could play the theme tune to The Exorcist (Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield) on the iPad piano..
Back on the Engagement Pathway, Kyle showed me a train tracking app. Kyle showed me how it works, and we used it to track the trains at Clayton Bridge level crossing. We then cross referenced it with the train timetable to see if the trains were running on time.
Finally, in a week of uncertainty there is always one thing certain…….Duke of Edinburgh’s on a Friday, and the winter sun even smiled upon the students and staff this week..
Just before I go, all of us at Springboard want to wish Mr Ward a very Happy Birthday!!!
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