This week was “Lessons for Life” week. Throughout the school, the children participated in a range of activities which linked to skills that you may require throughout your life. All children took part in a first aid course and cooking. The skills for both of these activities progressed across the school. Early Years made pancakes , Year 1 and 2 baked, Year 3 and 4 focused on chopping vegetables and Year 5 and 6 made Spaghetti Bolognese and Fajitas! Years 2 and 4 visited Tesco to do the shopping for everyone’s cooking and stock up the class first aid kits. This was a great experience for them as they were able to apply their knowledge of money and choose ingredients and products that were within our given budget.
All pupils had the opportunity to visit an ambulance and ask the paramedics some questions. The children enjoyed learning about the paramedic’s job and she was an inspiration for many of them.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3—6) were lucky enough to attend a careers fair where they met a range of people with different careers, such as midwifery, geology, firefighting, working in the army, veterinary medicine and occupational therapy. All children asked sensible and fascinating questions of the visiting professionals, and enjoyed discovering what each job involved in a hands on, practical way.
The week has been a resounding success and there is no doubt that every pupil at HLC has begun to develop skills which will support them through both school life and their future.
Well done everyone.