An update from RAFA!

The Rafa cafe is doing extremely well and is now open 3 days a week. The students are actively involved in the preparation work required for opening each day. They also bake cakes, prepare sandwich fillings and set up the cafe to be ready to receive customers. When the cafe is open, students have the opportunity to carry out various roles from taking orders, serving customers and clearing tables. Each week, 15 students receive invaluable work experience at the cafe as well as interacting with the public and playing an active part in the community. We have had some fantastic feedback from members of the public as well as other schools and colleges when they have been to visit. We are really looking forward to having our own cafe at the new Beaucroft College site and our intention is to open 5 days a week. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook Post16attherafa where you can find out what cakes and specials are on offer. We look forward to seeing you all at the cafe very soon.

Post-16 D of E volunteering project

This year’s chosen charity for our Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering is Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue. Karen and Neil visited with many pictures and fun videos for Class 4 to watch.
As part of their fundraising activities, Class 4 have been making hedgehog homes from recycled pallets and roof felt. This has been an incredibly popular activity and the orders have been flying in.

Friends of Beaucroft BINGO NIGHT – Thursday 19th May 2022

Doors open 5.30pm, Eyes Down 6.30pm

Refreshments from 5.45pm – Pizza and more

Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements

Are you an enthusiastic baker? Cakes and bakes all gratefully received! Send in on the day please

Great fun for all the family, very popular event with Beaucroft pupils!

Fantastic prizes

Raffle:

Monday 16th May – Non-Uniform for bingo evening – raffle or bingo prize donations all gratefully received. Just send into school office on non-uniform day or any time up to Thursday 19th.

Thank you.

Portland News

In early February, the Portland class enjoyed a day out at Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre in the New Forest. We spent that morning building shelters in the woods using materials from the forest floor. The class worked in 2 teams and both were very pleased with their designs. We followed this with a tasty meal of chicken burger, chips and peas from the Avon Tyrrell canteen. Special thanks to Percy’s mum Georgie for looking after us during the meal!

At the beginning of March, the class visited the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp. Kallin’s dad Jay is based at Blandford, and he gave us an entertaining and highly informative tour before treating the class to refreshments while students took turns visiting the museum shop. Thanks go to the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation for funding this outing.

Towards the end of March, we took Portland class to take part in a curling fixture. Inspired by the Winter Olympics, we took on teams from St Walburga’s Primary School in Bournemouth. With 3 curling lanes set up in their school hall, a very competitive group of matches resulted in the hosts winning by the narrowest of margins, 20 – 19. We hope to host a reverse fixture at Beaucroft in the summer term.

Social Stories – Covid19 Testing in School and Home Learning During Lockdown

Please find below two Social Stories to support your child with Covid19 testing in school and a third social story for those pupils currently engaging in remote learning.

Catherine Ephgrave

RAFA Café - closed for Christmas