Last week, ALP Leicester had a really successful ‘No Pens Wednesday’.
No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. At ALP Leicester, we did just that on Wednesday 13th October. Staff and pupils enjoyed a day of activities – all without a single pen or pencil in sight! In primary, to link with their thematic learning topic of ‘From A to B’, pupils worked in teams to help navigate a blindfolded person around a maze which had been set up in the hall. In Secondary, pupils took part in various activities, including a giant game of snakes and ladders to support their learning in maths. Staff really stepped up to the challenge of planning a whole day of ‘no pens’ activities whilst pupils enjoyed the different activities planned for them.
We have recently had a visit from Employability UK. Their mission is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people. Students took part in ‘Be your Best You’, ‘A-Z of Super Confidence’, ‘Free Time’, ‘Health & Fitness’, ‘Next Steps’ (CV’s, pathways to work) and ‘vision boards’. Congratulations go to James Shortland won the Star Student of the day.
During Autumn term 2018, we were lucky enough to be be able to take some of our Primary and Secondary Learners to a local recording studio in Melton.
The trip gave learners hands-on experience of making a music track from start to finish. Together, we created a CD with tracks featuring our Learners. Some Learners chose to play their own whilst they sang, whilst others chose to sing to backing track – creating a lovely variety of tracks for our album.
At the end of the process, the studio made us our own CDs, which we sold at our Christmas play to help to raise funds for Rainbows Hospice.
The day was a great success and we’re very grateful to the studio for inviting us in. Our Learners really enjoyed the day and gained a great experience from it. Some of them enjoyed the experience so much they’ve told us that they would love to spend more time in a recording studio!
We’re very proud to share that, during the Autumn term, our Primary children won a ‘Primary All Stars” competition. We won £1000 worth of sports kit which we will be using in our PE lessons. We are very grateful as all the kit will go to very good use. The above picture shows some of our primary students and our new kit.
ALP Leicester have chosen Rainbows hospice for children and young people as their associated charity for this academic year 2018/19. Rainbows are the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, it is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Their incredible team of people help with end of life care, symptom management, short breaks and respite care. They also support parents and siblings through bereavements and care for children until the end.
Throughout the year we will be hosting enrichment activities for all of the learners to get involved with, to raise money for this incredible charity. This will include, the Christmas Craft Fair and raffle which raised an incredible £300.73! We look forward to a year of raising money for Rainbows!
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ALP Leicester takes the Health and well being of all our pupils very seriously, therefore we increase awareness and knowledge of health and well being through PHSE and PSD lessons as well as the following:
Last week, ALP Leicester have participated in National Careers and Apprenticeship week.
We have held group activities where we have signed up to the National Apprenticeship website with the Apprenticeship Ambassador. We have also participated in Employer Engagement sessions during which with have worked on business solutions with Matt Bull.