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Every week in Lower Post 16 we cook our own lunch.  Some of us prepare sandwiches, salads and a pudding and the rest of us prepare a hot meal and pudding.  At the moment we are learning how to cook Spaghetti Bolognese and Apple Crumble with Custard.  We usually work in 2 groups with one using the cookery room and the other group working in the kitchen over at our bungalow.  We check the recipe the day before and make a list of all the ingredients we need and then go shopping.  Once in the shop we have to find all the ingredients ourselves and ask shop staff if we need any help.  We then use our money skills to pay for our shopping.

There’s no other way to end the year... WATER FIGHT!

Everyone in P16 enjoyed being together for a pizza take away

Our performance at The Trinity Arts Centre Bedford.  Thank you so much to everyone who came to support the students who were, as always, completely amazing!

Our final rehearsals for 'The Giant, the Phoenix and the Faerie Queen'

Rehearsals with Full House Theatre continued today.  Our show now has a title - 'The Giant, the Phoenix and the Faerie Queen' and will be performed on Tuesday 9th July, 1.30pm at Trinity Arts and Leisure, Bedford Sixth Form College, Bromham Road, Bedford.  Please come and watch and support the students as they are working so hard and are so amazing.  Entrance is free and bring as many family members and friends as you like!

We visited the Bird of Prey Centre at Herrings Green Farm where we were made extremely welcome.  Students saw a falconry display, held an owl, watched a 'Critter Show' and saw a whole range of other animals about which we learnt a variety of interesting facts.

Lower Post 16 Year 1's visited the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth to view the outdoor sculptures.  The rain stayed away, we had a great day and saw some amazing artwork.

Full House Theatre have been in school today for the start of a project working with Post 16 students.  The project will run over the next few weeks and students will work alongside the actors to write and develop their own characters and play which will then be performed in a theatre somewhere in Bedford on Tuesday 9th July. Further details will be available nearer the time but please keep the date free if possible as students would love their families to attend.

Well done to Lower Post 16 for a very successful enterprise project.  The students planned their own pop up ice cream parlour with luxury ice creams for the adults and cones for the students.  They gathered resources, researched ingredients then designed the luxury ice creams, made shopping lists, shopped for ingredients then honed their money and customer service skills on the day.  Thank you very much to Franco's Ices for their support in providing containers and spoons.

In Lower Post 16 we are learning about Climate Change and trying to help our planet.  Here are some of the things we are doing:

  • Protesting
  • Whole school assembly about saving our planet
  • Making posters about Climate Change
  • Writing a letter about getting rid of single use plastic cups and bottles
  • Getting some new recycling bags ordered for classes
  • Signing up for a scheme to recycle crisp packets
  • Written a letter to the people who supply our school milk to ask them to not use plastic bottles
  • Meat free Mondays (or another day of the week!)
  • Posters to remind people to turn off the lights

How we can all help at home 

  • Try to recycle
  • Bring your empty, flat crisp packets to school
  • Try to reduce the amount plastic you use
  • Use refillable water bottles
  • Have one (or more) meat free days a week

Thank you very much we will keep you updated on how our mission is going!

Post 16 have been working with Amanda Silk a local artist who specialises in using clay.  Students had a chance to make an item which will be fired by Amanda then form part of an outdoor art installation.  They also had the opportunity to throw a pot on the potters wheel!

Well done Lower Post 16 for an amazing School Strike for Climate Change.  

Well done to all in Post 16 for your hard work and an amazing exhibition.  We were very proud of how you engaged with all the visitors, talked about your work and answered questions.  Thank you also to all those visitors who came and supported the students. 

Forest School

Making music using the Loopseque music app on our music iPads.

Christmas jumper/t-shirt/dress/headband day 2018!

School Christmas dinner 2018.  

Congratulations to Robin who won the end of year talent show for Lower Post 16 with a brilliant rendition of an Elvis Presley song.  Elvis has definitely not left the building!

A big 'Thank you' to all the staff at The Maypole restaurant who looked after us so well when we went for our Christmas dinner.

Well done to Lower Post 16 students for their enterprise project making and selling hundreds of cookie dough truffles and delicious dog biscuits.

On a Monday some students attend Moulton College in Northamptonshire where they are studying animal care.  They have the opportunity to care for and handle a wide range of creatures including reptiles, meerkats, small pets, dogs, frogs, toads and fish plus many others.

Crazy photos for Children in Need!

Each week some students from Lower Post 16 attend Central Beds College in Dunstable where they work independently doing a whole range of different jobs mixed in with the occasional tea break!

This week at Barnfield students have been creating Christmas inspired art.

On a Tuesday morning some of Lower Post 16 students attend Barnfield College in Luton where they study Art with Morven. This week they created seasonal artwork inspired by Bonfire Night and Diwali.

Lower Post 16 wrote and presented an assembly about their experiences at Barnfield, Moulton and Central Beds Colleges.

Shopping in preparation for cooking our own lunch.

Bridge building challenge.