The second day of Community Week gets under way and some of the projects begin to take shape.

Some of this year’s community projects include:

‘Standing Up For Good’

This is the chosen theme for our joint Aspire entry to the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) Spirited Arts competition.

Students from Year 7-10 have done a range of lessons with Miss Lockyer on various people who have ‘stood up for good’ such as Wilberforce, Dalai Lama and Oscar Romero to modern day inspirational people such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Miss Nicholas-Smith and Mrs Wilson came up with the theme of ‘hands’ to represent people throughout history have ‘stood up for good’. The students have used a range of materials to create ‘hands’, some plaster of Paris models of their hands to clay hand imprints.

They’ve also used a dipping technique to add colour to the hands the students have created.

‘Community Care’

Students have been preparing buns and cakes, using fresh ingredients, and delivering them to care homes in the local community. As well as learning a range of baking techniques, the students have also been given the opportunity to meet and interview the elderly and compare stories and views on life.

The students have also learned how to structure and deliver an interview and will begin to write newspaper reports based on the responses they have had. These reports will be shared with Aspire’s link schools in Sierra Leone, China and Poland.