Class 6 have been learning about different places in our community. We have learned more about places such as shopping centres, cafes, supermarkets, and hairdressers. We have even had a go at running our own Class 6 Cafe!
Class 2 have been busy down at the community garden supporting the volunteers. We have been every Wednesday and Jane leaves us a list of jobs to do from planting tulips, to weeding, to moving the topsoil. This week, the community garden is preparing for their sensory garden and C2 have been moving the leftover turf to the pond area. They then made a mound from the ground to the pond to help the wildlife to access the water. It was a messy but fun job! We are looking forward to seeing all the pond life in the spring term.
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.
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.