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Here is a glimpse into what CLAKE get up to in a typical week…

On a Monday we start with PE. This week the group played a target game where they had to get the highest score by throwing a beanie bag on to a number.

Then it’s on to English. The group do their spelling tests every Monday. This week in English we are also looking at alphabetical order. The group practiced putting single letters in order. Next we will are going to put words into order using the first and second letter.

In cooking the students enjoyed making a pasta bake.

Thursday brought torrential rain so the gardening lesson took place indoors…



The group were transplanting tomato seedlings into larger pots. They learnt about dibbers and widgers!

In living skills, the class are learning to carry out household tasks such as laundry, washing up and cleaning.

There’s no excuse for not keeping your rooms tidy at home!





In maths the students have been working on addition. Mrs Peacock said that all the students are working hard and making progress.


In outdoor ed the group went along Daisy Nook cycle path. It might have been rainy but the group had a great time exploring.


Some of our class are doing some work experience sessions. Zara goes into Miss McNamara’s class at lunchtime every day to read to and interact with the students. Zara is also learning to laminate worksheets and she helps Miss McNamara to make drinks for the students.


Every Friday, Delfim goes off site to do his work experience. He has been to David Lloyd health club where he works in the café. Delfim has had to read through lots of policies such as health and safety to ensure he knows what to do when he is there.


And here’s a message from Dawn…


Last Friday the LC joined schools and colleges across the country in raising money for Comic Relief. Our key event was our dance-a-thon inspired by Gethin Jones’s 24-hour challenge.

The challenge we set ourselves was to ensure someone was dancing at all times between 9.30 and 2.30. This  was a huge task which involved every Learning Centre group. A very special mention has to go to Shannon MacDonald, a member of our student council, who almost single handedly ran the event including collecting song choices, collating playlists and ensuring there was never a gap! Heres a short report from Shannon.

“Today at college I have been helping out to raise money for Comic Relief. The Learning Centre organised a danceathon which I helped coordinate. Everybody had fun dancing to their favourite songs. A fantastic time was had by all.”



Well done Shannon, you did us proud! And we raised £87!


I’d also like to share some pictures from last week when staff and students were exploring the theme of British values.

There are some great displays around the Learning Centre which I look forward to sharing but here are some pictures of our ‘Afternoon tea’, where we’re getting ready for the coronation celebrations!

Have a great weekend!



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