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Summer Term 2018
Friday 18th May 2018

REAL Day - Lessons for Life

Last week, we held our fourth and penultimate, REAL (Religious, Ethical and Life-Long Learning) day of this academic year, with students absorbing more valuable life skills. These special days enable us to deliver the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) elements of our curriculum. The various sessions help students to explore and reflect on complex, as well as everyday circumstances, whilst learning important and useful life skills. Our Year 7 students learnt the basics of sign language, listened to an informative talk, given by Essex Fire and Rescue Service, on staying safe this summer, as well as celebrating the 70th Anniversary of NHS by entering their ‘bunting’ competition.
REAL Day - Lessons for Life
During the morning, our Year 8 students became the second year group to learn how to ‘save a life’ through cardiopulmonary resuscitation – better known as CPR, an invaluable life skill. They also looked at ‘how to show racism the red card’ and establishing their own positive growth mindset. One highlight for Year 10 students was the Medical Mavericks roadshow; a hands-on-session with numerous medical related activities to participate in, from ultrasound scans to cardiographs and keyhole surgery, to simulating taking blood samples. During their REAL morning, they also examined higher education options, goals and aspirations, resilience, along with confidence and motivation.
REAL Day - Lessons for Life
Year 9 students spent the whole day ‘in prison’, as the highly acclaimed ‘Prison, Me? No-Way!’ Roadshow rolled into school for another year with a fantastic day of thought provoking workshops and activities. The team of ex-prison officers help raise awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. The roadshow was set up by prison officers, who wanted to make an impact on the lives of young people, by helping to turn them away from crime and its possible repercussions, using highly innovative educational techniques.
REAL Day - Lessons for Life
Students split into ‘prison wings’ and enjoyed a carousel of interactive workshops, led by professionals, throughout the day. These included experiencing the conditions in a real prison cell within a specially fitted out vehicle; taking part in a ‘street scene’, to develop their understanding of appropriate behaviour in the community; learning about the dangers of trespassing on railway lines and the impact of split second decisions. The students were actively encouraged to ask questions of the ex-prison officers about their experiences and became thoroughly involved during all of the sessions. The carousel of REAL day events not only provide vital life skills, but also complement our PROUD ethos and highlight how important British Values are to a successful society.

CCHS Careers – Day out at OtleyCCHS Careers – Day out at Otley

Easton & Otley College’s annual Big Day Out for all the family, is this weekend at their Otley Campus near Ipswich, Sunday 20th May, from 10am to 4pm. There will be fun activities and events including; handling invertebrates, driving a tractor simulator, tree climbing, up-cycled planters, brick laying, have-a-go plumbing, spark plug challenge, plus much more. The horticulture students have been growing some fabulous plants that will be on sale and the college’s agricultural students will be putting on a livestock show. In their equine yard, you can meet the horses, have a go on the life-size horse-riding simulator, see a former student’s dressage display and try to put a bridle together. There is also the opportunity to discover more about the variety of courses and career opportunities that the college provide. Entry is free, with just a car parking charge to pay. For more information, visit Easton & Otley – Big Day Out.