Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

L4S Day - July 2016

On Friday 15th July OSCA students were involved in the last calendared L4S day. These days are  important to ensure that students receive PSHE lessons that are catered for their age and stage within their school life. A great day had by all with our external visitors being very impressed with the work ethic and conduct that our students displayed during the day. Year group focus:

Year 7 - Students raising their awareness of our natural environment and the importance of being eco friendly. Looking at how changes in our climate are effecting our British wildlife and ways in which we could encourage more wildlife into our gardens.These workshops were accompanied by the annual visit by the animal man, where students get up close and personal with a variety of insects, reptiles and other animals.

Year 8 - Math's & ICT enterprise challenge was introduced to our year 8 students. They had to design and create an educational numeracy games geared towards students in year 6. Some of the ideas are the day were amazing and could have been marketable.

Year 9 - A day that focused on Respect. Students work on a rotational basis moving around to different lessons workshops. Respecting others, self respect and safety/risks were all main topics of the day. Our year 9 students had the chance to work with our local Policeman Hughie Treasure who came into the Academy to talk about Knife Crime, the risks and making the right decisions.

Year 10 - Readiness for work experience this week. On Friday our year 10 students really got to grips with transferable skills that are important in any working environment. Communication etiquette, writing that winning CV, skills and how to use them proactively and a workshop geared around apprenticeships and traineeships so our students are more aware of what is out there when they leave. Employer engagement was also a key strand to the day, our students were joined by representatives from the RAF to discuss their job roles and skills required for them to do their jobs.