It was an exciting day when we could return to Ernest Cook Outdoor Centre. We had a fantastic day outside in the woods, learning tree names and collecting leaves for our Andy Goldsworthy inspired art. As usual, the real learning was enabling children to be decision makers, problem solvers and independent learners. the children had great conversations with each other and worked as a team to accomplish each task.
A busy second term, both in our year group classes, and back in our Centre 'bubble'.
We have been working hard in all our subjects, with lots of practical learning, outside learning and opportunities for to role-play and talk. We have been completing interventions to help each child with things that they are finding a bit trickier to learn. Social Skills intervention has focused on conversation skills and we have had a language group and story makers intervention. We have also had Fizzy, Speech Bubbles and Thrive, to name a few.
We always look ahead in the Centre, thinking about skills that children will need to live an independent life with aspirations, values and resilience. We were so proud that one of our pupils won the Cheltenham COP's 26 Art Competition and even more impressed with how she handled the presentation from the Rotary Club. A really proud moment!