On Friday 17th November, Live 1,2 and 3 took part in a Natwest My Money Sense Session. The students were split into groups where they worked on a number of tasks linked to mobile phones and finding the best deals. We were very lucky to have 2 Natwest volunteers come and help us for the session to offer advice and support and to answer any questions the students had. The session started by looking at what a mobile phone should have – ordering features into importance before moving onto mobile phone packages and comparing amount of text, minutes and data depending upon use. The tasks were not easy for the students but they worked as a group well and it was linked to real life skills they will need. At the end of the session the groups had to present their findings to the other groups and were all awarded a Natwest goody bag for taking part. It was a huge success!
Thrive have been getting ready for Christmas! Making sparkly decorations to sell.
The group also made several poppies for remembrance day. All poppies have now been sold and proceeds will go to the British Legion.
Our annual awards evening to celebrate the success of our students took place on the 2nd November 2017 for year 11 pupils, 6th Form students and students from the Hive College. It was a fabulous evening that was very well attended by parents, carers and friends of all the students involved. School Governors and the College Board of Trustee,s supported the event and joined in the celebrations.
Strive 1 visited Canon Hill Park to enjoy the early Autumn sunshine, the Mac to view some Portrait Art and their cafe to have lunch in.
Tony Begins a new role With National Express West Midlands
Well done Tony
David has seen the benefit of working hard and has now been offered a supported internship. Well Done David!
The STRIVE students visited The Core theatre at Solihull to view the art produced from their collaborative art sessions …. Profound Art … the whole exhibition is interactive and fully accessible for those students who use a wheelchair for mobility. The theatre also has full changing places facilities. It is on until Monday 24th July.