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Watling View School & St Columba’s College Relationship

The link between St Columba’s College and Watling View has been running since 2007 and is now an established part of school life. Over the years the link has predominately been led by 6 to 10 Sixth Form students who have assisted in a range of different classes and activities at Watling View on Wednesday afternoons. Activities have ranged from helping out with their Forest school, assisting with climbing and PE classes . However, we have also worked with them on other events, such as their Remembrance Day, as well as KS3 Drama workshops, school sports days and invited their students to concerts.   

 

Aims

The project between the schools has had considerable benefit to both sets of students. It has been beneficial in breaking down boundaries between both sets of students as well as giving staff at the school another ‘pair of hands’ in the classroom. It has also helped provide our students with valuable work experience exposing our students to an at times challenging environment. 

Background

This is an ongoing service project for our Sixth Form and has been running since 2007

Resources

Staff and minibus, plus small group of Sixth Form students. We surplus the DBS checks and pay for them.

Impact

The project between the schools has had considerable benefit to both sets of students. It has been beneficial in breaking down boundaries between both sets of students as well as giving staff at the school another ‘pair of hands’ in the classroom. It has also helped provide our students with valuable work experience exposing our students to an at times challenging environment. 

Pupil Involvement

17-18 years - 6-10 students each year

Frequency

Ongoing work - usually wednesday afternoons up to exam prep period of the year