Monthly Archives: March 2017

ALP Leicester Local School Outing

ALP Leicester Local School Outing

On the 9th of March we took a trip around Leicester. We visited Mary De Castro church, Newarke houses Museum, Guild hall and Leicester Cathedral and looked for different architecture on our route.

We also recently visited Abbey Park and despite the terrible weather the students all completed an I-Spy activity and enjoyed themselves greatly.

Careers lessons this week at ALP Leicester

Secondary students have been taking part in the 10th Annual National Apprenticeship Week and now have a clearer understanding of what an apprenticeship is.

Our students have been learning about what an apprenticeship is and we have investigated the different types of apprenticeships and qualifications available up to degree level.

We have discussed the pros and cons of college and apprenticeships including differences in possible salary.

Primary students have this week been learning about what a doctor does and different places they can work. Students tried their hand at CPR, listened to their heart beat through the stethoscope and had their temperatures taken.

Primary Pupil’s Learn about the Police Force

As part of the Careers programme for primary, our students have been learning about the police force.

We have looked at different job roles within the police force and when and how we call for the police.

We also had a visit from the police which the pupils really enjoyed. We would like to send a huge thanks out to our local officers who came to see us.

Educational Visit to London

Before half term, a group of secondary students and their tutors from ALP Leicester went on a day visit to London.

The trip was designed to give students a taste of London whilst allowing them to explore both contemporary and classic art work at two galleries.

Firstly we visited The Tate Modern on Southbank. We looked at a wide range of art works from surrealist paintings by René Magritte to conceptual work by Mark Rothko.

After lunch, we walked along Southbank and across the Thames to Trafalgar Square where we looked at the collections in the National Gallery. These include work by Monet and Van Gough.

The students and staff all had a fabulous day and some have been truly inspired by art work they have seen.