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Upper and Lower Post 16 joined together to celebrate Red Nose Day 2021 and have fun whilst raising money for a fabulous cause.  We made Superhero masks, had a red nose hunt, played 'Pingball' (with blue ping pong balls instead of red as someone at Amazon sent the wrong colour!), had a red nose quiz and lots of other things besides.

For World Book Day the staff and students in Lower Post 16 have been sharing books in some unusual ways and places.  Take a look at our photos to see who's been reading where!

As part of our preparation for our Entry Pathway Art module on 3D Design we've been creating indoor and outdoor 3D sculptures.

Some of the students in Lower Post 16 made a Garden Xylophone.  They used empty jars filled with a range of different natural materials.   Lots of experimentation occurred to make sure each jar was tuned to the correct note!  Jars were then partially buried in the ground and then played.


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All of Post 16 joined together today for a Valentine's Day themed quiz run by Di.  We started off with some yoga moves just to warm our brains up and then shared our ideas of what love means to each of us.


Love is......

Woody the dog

My Granddad

My family


Being loved back

Being happy


My cat

Like a toothache - it doesn't show up on X-rays but you know it's there

My boyfriend


My dad Ron

Being happy and giving flowers

Being kind

My dogs

Giving friends hugs


Aren't Post 16 a lovely lot?!

Lower Post 16 have been having weekly Zoom quizzes on a range of different themes.  Each week the students have amazed me with their brilliant questions and I have learnt so much!  This week (beginning 8th February) everyone was asked to come up with  a couple of questions on crazy, bizarre or just interesting facts.  Here are a selection:


Jo - Sloths can hold their breath for 40 minutes.  True or false?


Brooke - The letter 'a' is worth 4 points in the game of Scrabble.  True or false?


Heather - Bubbles keep your bathwater warm for longer.  True or false?


Zack - Which animal feeds it's babies poo as soon as they are born?

a - Rats

b - Koala Bears

c - Orangutangs


Lene - A duck's quack doesn't echo.  True or false?


Natasha - A lion's roar can be heard up to 8km away.  True or false?


Di - It's impossible to hum while you're holding your nose.  True or false


Nathan - All the sheep in Barbados have black bellies.  True or false?


Bill - If you go into Google and type in the search bar 'Do a barrel roll', does your screen do a barrel roll?


Chris - There is a McDonalds in every continent except America.  True or false?


Carly - Coca Cola was the first soft drink in space.  True or false?


Penny - The length of your foot is the same as the distance from your elbow to your wrist.  True or false?

As part of their Art lessons Lower Post 16 students in school have been making dragons for Chinese New Year.

So far this term some of Post 16 have been in school and some learning at home.  We meet daily on Zoom for a range of activities, quizzes, games, mindfulness sessions, classical music concerts and well-being exercise classes.

Our overall topic is 'Environmental Awareness' but we've also been thinking about what's happening in the news as well as developing our life skills.

Don't forget to check out our assembly on the website all about well-being and keeping healthy.

We held our usual end of term Talent Show.  As ever we were amazed by the skills of our students.  From Greek dancing, to singing, to playing a range of instruments, everyone was a winner!  Fantastic as everyone was we did have to choose an overall winner which was Jo for her wonderful dancing skills.

Have a peaceful Christmas from all in Lower Post 16.

It's Christmas Party time!!

Our certificate from Keech Hospice to say 'Thank you' for raising £50 from the sale of our Halloween Treat Bags.

We enjoyed Christmas dinner cooked by the wonderful Laura and Emma in the kitchen.  Thank you so much it was delicious. smiley

Children in Need 2020

Lower and Upper Post 16 joined together for a fab day of fun and fundraising for an excellent cause.  We played Pudsey Bingo, joined in with Joe Wicks 24 hour PE challenge, did 'Hunt the Pudsey' outside and took part in quizzes about famous bears, crazy ways of raising money (filling your underwear with mashed potato for a day anyone?!) and the history of Children in Need.  Who knows what colour the original Pudsey Bear was (clue - not yellow!) or what year CIN started?  Thank you to everyone for the very generous donations.

As part of our Environmental Awareness Entry Pathway qualification we have been looking at how to help animals in the UK that are endangered.  The students researched how to set up a hedgehog house including using a compass to find out which way was North so that they made sure the entrance to the house was facing in the opposite direction.  Now we are just hoping for a hedgehog to move in!

Halloween fun!

A huge 'THANK YOU' to everyone who supported our Halloween Treat Bag enterprise project.  We raised just over £50 which will be donated to a local charity.

Putting together our Halloween Treat Bags for our Enterprise project.  Some of us packed the bags after first making sure that the table and our hands were extremely clean.  Some of us made the labels on the laptops.  A real team effort!  We have yet to decide which local charity will benefit from our project but will be sure to let everyone know when we do.. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us.

We have been taking self portraits and altering them on the iPads for our Entry Pathway photography work.  See if you can recognise who's who!

Lower Post 16 are making Halloween treat bags for their enterprise project this term.  All profits will go to a local charity so please support us!