This week has been another fast and furious week that has absolutely zoomed by!
On Monday SLT met with several key community partners to discuss how we could develop our offer through Lockdown 2. We held meetings with Avro FC, ACE Training and Saddleworth Cookery School which were all very positive and we are looking forward to working with them in the future.
Onsite the students have started cooking with Lotfi our chef. He has been really impressed with their eagerness to learn and how they’ve concentrated listening to instructions.
On Tuesday, we held interviews for two Teaching Assistant roles to help support our students. We are pleased to announce that Kwarme Pryce and George McGirr both accepted roles and we are excited for them to start with us. Kwarme will start in January and George is currently with us but will move to a fulltime contract.
On Wednesday, 6 students spent the morning at Saddleworth Cookery School. The students really embraced the opportunity and really enjoyed making their own pizzas from scratch.
On Thursday it was Mrs Tootill’s 50th birthday, Kaiden’s 17th and Miss Caines’ too.
Mrs Tootill was planning to celebrate it in New York but due to Covid and Lockdown 2 she had to cancel it. In its place, the students and staff made her American themed gifts and had a party to celebrate. The students made her fantastic piece of artwork that was modelled on the Statue of Liberty’s crown and they also made her a sweet and savoury American style hamper full of beef jerky, root beer and Hershey chocolate. Safe to say she was completely overwhelmed by all the cards, gift and wishes she had.
We couldn’t leave out Kaiden and Mrs Caines. They had celebrations too..
Also on Thursday some of the students organised a pool comp as part of Asdan. All of the boys really took to this and it was played in competitive spirit..
Friday saw the Duke of Edinburgh’s group head up to the ‘Over Exposed’ plane crash wreckage site not far from Glossop in the Peak District. The students really enjoyed seeing the site but were respectful about the tragedy that had happened there.
We hope that you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing the students on Monday.
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