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Visit to Downing Street

As part of the Warchild project, a pupil from Francis Barber took some pupil letters to No. 10 Downing Street. Read the article in the Evening Standard Newspaper: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/learntolive/pupils-deliver-petition-to-downing-street-with-12000-pleas-to-help-children-escape-war-traumas-a3994581.html

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Remembrance Day Poppies Display

Pupils in KS3 along with their teachers, Paula & Gwen used their recycling and artistic skills to create a wonderful display of poppies for the Remembrance day of 11th November 2018. They collected plastic bottles and had them cut so they could use the bottoms. The pupils painted these using acrylic paints and mounted them […]

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Horse Therapy and Riding at Ebony Stables

Selected pupils took part in a 6 week programme of horse riding at Ebony Stables.  This was carried out as a pilot as the Head of the Westdean site had seen horse therapy in action and been impressed.  The stables were so impressed by the effect of the experience in calming our youngsters that they have […]

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War Child Project

Pupils are currently taking part in a War Child project in conjunction with the Evening Standard and The Independent Newspapers – the extract below is from the first article published featuring their work.  One pupil from Francis Barber PRU will go along to Downing Street to present letters written by pupils later on this month. Pupils paired […]

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Peter Jones Enterprise Scheme

Having accompanied a group of our KS3 and KS4 pupils, it was interesting to watch their gradual immurement in the project.  The presentation was well thought out, immediately explaining the purpose of the enterprise scheme and why they are focusing on schools.  A good selection of start-up business ventures were used to demonstrate a range of […]

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Y11 Burberry Trip

Prior to half-term, year 11 students from Westdean and Tooting went to visit to Burberry HQ. All displayed mature behaviour, engaged with all of the tasks and were a real joy to work with. Westdean and Tooting students worked as teams with a mentor from Burberry and each team was given a design brief to create an accessory or garment for a particular demographic. […]

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Mental Health Foundation

On Tuesday 6th February Westdean pupils cooked a curry for staff and pupils for Curry & Chaat. It was to promote teamwork, acts of kindness and just having a chat. Staff made a donation and the money raised will go towards a new game for break time. We have done two of these events over […]

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Halfords Employability Day

Four students from Westdean (including two from Pathways) attended an employability day at Halfords in Redhill. During the day they practised changing tyres as well as having the opportunity to work on one of the coaches car. I hear it is still running! All students found the day enriching as they were given a taste of what […]

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