Cool Community Cafe
On Wednesday 4th October 2017 students from Green Group opened a Community Café at 16-19 Hub.
Students have been busy this term preparing for this grand opening, they have been shopping for crockery and cutlery, trying out recipes, researching local eating places, designing the logo, leaflets and posters, looking at job roles and responsibilities and applying for a position of their choice. Students would like to thank the Tesco Food Share Scheme which has helped set up this Mini Enterprise.
Customers were queuing outside before the opening at 9.00am. Judith, the Headteacher officially opened the Café by cutting the ribbon and the doors opened, letting customers flood in! Customers included our parents, teachers and pupils from the Main Site, Governors, local community and special guest the Mayor of Stratford.
Students were kept busy all morning serving the customers. Jess, Receptionist said 'I kept looking into the Common Room to see what was going on, it all looked busy and everyone was enjoying themselves'. Jess also said that she overheard customers on their way out saying 'I'm glad we came, it was lovely'. Chelsea's parents attended and they said, 'Chelsea, we are very proud of what you and your class are doing, keep up the amazing work'. One customer said, 'I was very impressed with the Community Café this morning, the detail with the menu, plants on each table etc etc and all the students did really well, were very professional'.
Ian, the finance manager announced takings of £70.00, everyone was delighted. Customers were also very generous by leaving tips - these will be collected up weekly and donated to a charity each term.
All students were very tired but felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the event.
They hope next week will be as successful and look forward to seeing you all there.
Green Group, Sixth Form.
The Guide Dog Trip
On Monday 20th March 2017 we had a trip to The Training School for Guide Dogs in Leamington.
When we arrived at the Centre we were given a talk about how much the training of a Guide dog costs. Which is £50,000 per dog. Next we helped to groom three dogs, first you have to check the eyes, ears and paws for any infections then ruffle the fur up before combing using a special comb. We also had the opportunity to try on some special glasses to see how the partially sighted people see - Katie thought it was very hard to see clearly with a lot of the glasses.
We were then shown the kennels where the dogs are kept, we could not go into the kennel area because we would disturb the dogs.
We then had a tour around the site, we saw the play area where there was an obstacle course for the dogs, we went into the sensory tunnel which gave us an understanding of what it's like to be blind.
Nicole said she had an amazing day learning about how important Guide Dogs are and how much they cost.
Katie took some advice that Tony, a trainer, gave when walking dogs - not to put your hand in front but keep it by your side. She has tried it with her own dogs and it is working with one dog but the others are finding it hard to do.
We hope to raise some money for the Guide Dogs later this year by perhaps making bone shaped biscuits or cakes.
All of Green Group had a fascinating and interesting morning.
By Dan, Ian, Katie, Megan and Nicole
6th Form - Green Group Spring 2017
On Internet Safety Day, 7th February 2017 we held our Community Coffee Morning. One of the guests showed us how to crochet and finger knit. It was fun, some of us found it easy, others harder.
In return we showed them how students learn in schools using technology. We showed them our class interactive SMART board, they were amazed! We played a game of Kahoot about on-line safety with them. Kahoot is an interactive quiz., which our guests enjoyed playing and learning. We discussed that the two main groups that are vulnerable on the internet are the elderly and the young. The elderly are vulnerable from internet fraud and the young from cyberbullying.
By Green Group