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Life at the Learning Centre…


I have to say that our students never cease to amaze me in everything they do. I’m keeping my bit short this week as the reports speak for themselves.

Tuesday saw our first LC student council meeting which was a huge success. We discussed several different issues which are pertinent to students across the LC and all the reps articulated their thoughts and opinions with clarity, maturity and importantly, an overarching concern for others. I’d like to share a short report from one of our governors who attended the meeting.

“I attended the student council meeting at the Learning Centre recently. It was the first time I had been in for 18 months. It was great to see everyone. I was made very welcome.

I was very impressed by the maturity and thoughtfulness of the student’s contributions. They all had some excellent ideas. They talked about how to improve the physical environment of the Learning Centre and how to encourage recycling. They talked about how to support new students and those who might be struggling.

When asked about which charities the Learning Centre should support students mentioned relatives who have suffered from Cancer and other conditions and asked to support those charities.

They came across as caring and confident young people who I am sure will do a great job of representing and supporting their fellow students.

Thank you very much for inviting me to take part I hope to see you all again soon.”

(Cathy Williams)

I’d like to thank both Cathy and Ken for attending the meeting and for their continuous support ensuring our students are at the heart of all we do.

On Thursday all the LC joined together (albeit virtually) to observe the two minutes silence for Remembrance Day. Students have been working hard creating some wonderful displays as we can see:


This week COMkBY visited Portland Basin during their outdoor education lesson. We looked at the history around our local area and saw how the streets, shops and other local amenities where like in the 1900s. The students were interested in how times were different back then.  Mr Taylor was impressed with the students behaviour outside of college and visiting a local museum.


Ebase 3

We have enjoyed visiting Portland basin museum on outdoor Ed this week, students especially liked the fish and chip shop!

We have also spent this week learning about Remembrance Day and creating a poppy reef.

Students also had lots of fun in music in the ILS.


Ebase 1

On Thursday, EBase 1 took part in activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. At 11:00, we took part in the 2 minute silence. EBase 1 did very well with this and kept very quiet.

After we had took part in assembly, the students made some wreaths. They used scissors to cut out a printed format and then independently glued the parts together.

Well Done Ebase 1


Therapy Team

It has been another lovely week for the therapy team at the Learning Centre this week. Whilst we are still waiting for the replacement parts for our broken pool hoist, we were able to still use the pool for the teams shallow water lifeguard training. I am glad to report that Maria, Jackie and Kathryn all passed the course with flying colours.  

The team have been doing extra Rebound therapy sessions to make up for the broken pool hoist to ensure that the young people don’t miss out too much. The team were very grateful therefore to have some help this week from two pupils who are doing internal work experience placements. 

Ellie spent a full morning with us this week and proved to be a very vigilant spotter which ensured the safety of both staff and students whilst they were using the trampoline.

She was very keen to learn and proved a great help to the team as she was able to set up the resources needed during the sessions. We were amazed with the care and empathy that she was able to demonstrate towards her peers which meant that they were happy and relaxed during their sessions. Well done Ellie, the team look forward to you joining us for more sessions soon. 

We were also joined by Abdul who helped a pupil during her Rebound therapy session. Abdul was very attentive to her needs and proved to be a great help to us. He was able collect the resources that were needed and tried his best to stay vigilant whilst spotting during her session. Well done Abdul we all look forward to you helping during her future sessions and we know that she does too. A big thank you to you both from the team for all your help this week. 

Well done too to all the pupils who took part in Rebound therapy this week as you have all worked really hard and should be proud of yourselves.


IBSNT Class 

In our art lesson we enjoyed using sponges cups and brushes to print, paint and glitter our poppy display.


We look forward to welcoming families to our second parents group meeting on Monday afternoon, if you would like any further information, please get in touch.

Have a nice weekend

Take care



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