“Cavendish College”, which started in September this year, seems to be a big hit with everyone: staff, children and parents.
Every Friday afternoon the pupils leave their classes and join their college group of mixed aged children taught by various members of staff.
Subjects studied at the College are:
Gardening & Nature
All pupils have now done Module 1 of their first and second units—and have the certificates to prove it! They are now studying their 1st Module in their third subject.
Those pupils who are with us next year, (the current Year 5, 4 & 3) will study the subjects again but at Module 2 level, whereas the “new” Year 3s will begin with Module 1. So each time the pupils re-visit a subject their skill and knowledge level will rise.
Here’s a selection of comments by Year 6 pupils about the college:
“Just the right amount of time to learn new skills,” Jack.
“Good selection of things to do. And it helps the younger children get to know the teachers they have never worked with,” Harry.
“I like it because you get to make new friends in your group and work with different teachers,” Megan.
“It’s really enjoyable, I really like it and it’s better than normal lessons,” Billy.
“It finds you new interests and hobbies,” Cameron.
“It helps you find out what skills you are good at,” Kyle.