Year 11, 12 and 13 Music students recently visited the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch a production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly by the brilliant Welsh National Opera.
The concert was superb, with dramatic music and really imaginative staging. It was the first time at an opera for most students, and it was great to hear students commenting on how much they had enjoyed the performance.
Some Year 10 students took part in a careers event at the Tate Gallery this week in partnership with the City of Liverpool College.
They took part in workshops, were involved in Q&A sessions and talks from professionals in the creative sector. It was an amazing opportunity for all the students involved. Very well organised and the students had a lot to take away from the event.
Year 7 have recently taken part in a series of workshops with the British Red Cross.
Young people face a variety of complex challenges in their lives. The workshop aimed to provide them with a resilience- building framework, using the 4 pillars of resilience to help them cope better with the challenges they face. The workshop used experiential learning to encourage learners to take part in group tasks and activities. This was followed by guided periods of discussion and reflection to help consolidate learning.
Year 8 students have recently taken part in a series of workshops with the British Red Cross, with the aim of ensuring that all our students have the skills to save a life.
The workshops have helped Increase the number of our students who might be willing to help in an emergency. It has also improved their understanding of health issues and how to care for themselves. First aid education also develops a young person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to cope with emergencies, as well as an understanding of risks with evidence showing that disadvantaged students are less likely to have the opportunity to engage in enrichment experiences.
Year 7 students recently took part in a visit to the International Slavery Museum.
Students experienced a fantastic tour from a volunteer, who shared the story of her own ancestors; along with showing us many of the important artefacts that served as a timely reminder of the role Liverpool played some 200 years ago.
Several Year 11 students recently visited Riverside College as part of their Learning for Life lessons, travelling there using public transport.
Students planned the visit, working out the best route to take and practising getting on the bus to make sure they were fully prepared for next September. Students were really impressed with the college and several students who had not made decisions about next year, completed applications for Riverside College when they returned to school.