Well, haven’t we had a challenging and eventful final few months of the year?!
A big thank you to all our staff and pupils for their hard work, we wish you all a wonderful summer!
With a new academic year in our sights, we are concentrating our fundraising efforts on our Engineering Vocational Courses.
September 2020 - Phased Pupil Return
Please note the different dates for when Year groups will return to school in September 2020.
Over the past six weeks during the summer term pupils have been working in various bubbles. Pupils from bubble three have been able to continue with some of their photography work and have produced some excellent work considering the circumstances.
A refreshing experience at Woodlands’ pond
This week Land-Based Studies acquired two budding volunteers to enter the woodland pond, assisting with the management of the aquatic vegetation.
Carefully, both Woodlands staff members entered the water, helping to remove the pond weed that had encroached over and under the surface of the pond. Yet with the swirling of the water, there were times when even pieces of wood felt like a snake!
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Woodlands pupils learn all about ‘upcycling’
This week has been busy at Woodlands Academy, within Land-Based Studies we’ve been having a good upcycle!
After hiring two skips and a tyre removal contractor, many unwanted items have now gone. All of the waste in the skips will be processed and, where possible, recycled.
One such large item to clear were 125 tyres that had been donated in previous years to the school but are now no longer required. The pupil’s put great thought into how the tyres could be used and upcycled, and following research it was decided to have them professionally removed by a contractor.
We have been preparing the school for the proposed return of pupils from 1st June 2020. This is how the rooms will look, in line with the Government guidelines.
With the country grasped by a series of measures to restrict movement whilst encouraging people to stay at home, such situations can be difficult for all of us to comprehend.
It is important that you look after your physical and emotional wellbeing as best as possible.
Woodlands Academy pupils who have still been accessing school during lockdown have been keeping busy by helping out with a range of outdoor projects around the school site.
Last Thursday, even though a little chilly, three pupils assisted in the construction of the new polytunnel for LBS studies, as well as helping with the weeding of the rhubarb beds. Each pupil was more than happy to get their hands dirty!