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A huge thank you to all in Post 16 for a lovely last day of term.  Have a great summer holiday everyone and take care.


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Post 16 chose to have a beach themed day for the second to last day of term.  They had a seaside treasure hunt, played rounders, football and frisbee golf then ate an enormous fish and ship (or sausage and chips in some cases) lunch from King Cod in Kempston with ice cream or ice lollies to follow.

We've been designing our dream homes with an unlimited budget to furnish all the rooms!  Students had a spare room which they could turn into anything they liked so we had an indoor swimming pool, a disco/nightclub, a Floogals room and a music room.  We've also been keeping the plants alive and making an amazing totem pole.

We tried different poses in yoga and made pictures for Fathers Day.

The Post 16 'Bubble' have had a great first two days back in school. We've started a project to create our own fantasy dinner party choosing an overall theme, finding recipes for starters, mains, puddings and mocktails, writing shopping lists and menus and designing table settings and invitations.   We're also following an overall topic over the next few weeks on the environment/outdoors so have created natural book marks today.  Other activities have included a singing and signing session led by Natalie and Annie, mindfulness and yoga!


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Lower Post 16 managed our first Zoom meeting today (30th April).  We shared work and things we'd been doing, photos, dances, songs, books and sang and signed a song with Ally.  Thank you for joining it was so lovely to see you all. Take care. smiley

While most of you are at home I will be keeping in touch with you all by email so please check your Purple Mash email accounts every couple of days for news, updates and things to keep you busy!  If you have lost your log in details then please call the school office between 12-4 and someone there should be able to help you. 


To access Purple Mash simply type it into Google and on the home log in page you should be able to find Ridgeway School then type in your username and password.  If that doesn't work there is a long web address at the bottom of the piece of paper with your log in details on it which will take you to the school log in page.


  On the home screen type 2Email into the search box and it should take you straight there.  You can email all your classmates too.  When you compose an email click on the small green picture with the magnifying glass over it on the right of the 'To:' box and that will show the names of all the people you can email.  Click on a name and away you go!



I look forward to seeing you all soon.  Take care.


Today is Sports Relief and Lower Post 16 have had a very active morning trying to raise lots of money for a very good cause.  We've played Kwik Cricket, Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Relay Races and had a lovely relaxing ribbon dance session followed parachute activities.

Lower Post 16 have been taking part in a range of activities for World Book Day.  We cooked our own lunch with recipes inspired by different stories and some of us read stories to other classes.  We shared a poem about a giant and unusual sandwich then designed our own weird and wonderful sandwich creations which some of us were even brave enough to eat.  Cheese, tuna, strawberry sauce and drinking chocolate powder anyone?!

For our most recent Enterprise project students marketed then made and sold two different types of chocolate brownies to staff in school and at the CDC.  We made nearly £60 which we then chose to donate to a local charity called Project 229.  Beccy from the charity came into school to receive the money we raised.  Well done all in Lower Post 16.

Some of the stars of Peter Pan our Christmas 2019 production.

Post 16 Christmas Party - students had lots of fun doing a quiz, playing party games and dancing to finish!

We had a lovely Christmas meal at the Maypole Farm restaurant.  Thank you to all the staff for looking after us so well.

A huge 'THANK YOU' from all in Lower Post 16 to Ridgeway School Association who every year very kindly give each student £10 to spend on a Christmas present.  We had a wonderful day at Centre MK shopping for our presents and then having some lunch. 

During our environmental awareness studies we discovered that crisp packets cannot be recycled with everyday recycling so we have been collecting packets from staff and students at school and at the CDC next door.  Our enormous collection box could finally hold no more so 2 students took it to MS George a Tetra Cycle recycling point in Biggleswade.  We filled several bin bags on arrival but were assured by the manager that the bags would be re-used and then recycled!

As part of their Entry Pathways module on Environmental Awareness some Lower Post 16 students visited Marston Vale Forest Centre to look at all the environmentally friendly features they have there.  They discovered bug hotels, solar panels, recycling bins, compost heaps, an enormous number of trees and a wind turbine which powers the centre and over 1,000 local houses.

This week was 'National bring your Teddy Bear to work/school day' so Lower Post 16 introduced everyone to the origin of the teddy bear and their own furry friends!

'Hello Yellow' World Mental Health Day in Lower Post 16!

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 or in Post 16.  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.