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Student comments

Art Entry Level

I've been doing a splendid art course with Chloe and Jenny through the school year, every Friday.

My first art work was doing research on a Belgian cartoonist, Morris the creator of Lucky Luke. I've been doing a lot of research and more art work of Lucky Luke and not only that, I've been doing a portrait of Morris and myself.

Then after I did Lucky Luke I moved on over to my next assignment, research on the American artist, Andy Warhol and his pop arts work. Some of his famous art works are the Marilyn Diptych, Campbells Soup cans and green Coco-Cola bottles. I was really impressed with his masterpeice, so I decided to do my own art work in his style by doing one of his art works, Marilyn Diptych with my face on it. Also I've been doing a lot of reserach on facts about the swininging 60s.

I have really enjoyed this course.



Stratford College - Catering Course

A day at Stratford College consists of walking to college with Dan or Ursus but sometimes we get dropped off there depending on the weather or the time.

When we get there we sign in and walk through the Braz (cafe) to the Restaurant. We will be put at the front of house or I might get put on the bar with the college students. As the day goes on we greet the customers with the teacher, her name is Shelley, she is nice but strict in a good, efficient way.

Then we serve the customers at the bar and after that we lead them to their tables and after a short wait we serve them their starter followed by main course then dessert.

We have a break mid morning where we can go to the cafe.

I enjoy college because it helps with my confidence, I meet new people and it shows me the environment I would be in if I took a Catering Course at Stratford College



Child Care Entry Level

Every Friday morning I went over to the Main School to do Child Care as my Option. I had to do three different units for the Entry Level.

I learnt quite a lot of new things on the first unit, Pregnancy. Especially all the tests the doctors do for the mum to be.

I had to design a costume for the nursery children to wear in the second unit. I chose to do a unicorn costume because unicorns are in fashion at the moment and made it out of several different fabrics and textures so it was sensory. I used a sewing machine to make up the costume. The nursery children loved it.

The third unit I had to make my own baby food. I had to also do a questionnaire for members of staff with young children to see if they make their own food or used branded baby food. The result was that the majority use branded baby food. I chose my recipe, which was peach pudding. Members of staff tested it for me and the results that it was very tasty and they would eat it themselves!

I enjoyed working on this Child Care qualification.