At Woodlands Academy as part of the Year 11 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards we ran a camping residential combined with a visit to Wembley Football Stadium to watch England in a world cup qualifier!
The trip helped increase camp craft skills required for students to pass their expedition later in the year, as well as offering unique opportunities and increasing confidence and teamwork.
We are pleased to announce that the challenge to restore the Reliant SS1 to MOT standard and sell it for a profit has been achieved.
Woodlands students have been busy restoring the car as part of their BTEC Engineering Qualification.
It proved to be the perfect car for this learning exercise, easy to work on and also economical when it came to purchasing the new parts required.
Our latest Newsletter is now available and is jam packed with stories about what the students have been getting up to in school.
From House Elections through to Duke of Edinburgh preparations, click below to read more....
Well, the woodland has come on leaps and bounds since our last update, with all the zones starting to take shape.
We have exciting developments in the forge area, and we are planning a brand new Green Eco Energy Zone too!
Woodlands Academy are thrilled to announce they have been awarded a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Awards for All Scheme. This great news means that installation of an outdoor Parkour Circuit can now begin and intern engage the students more at playtimes.
Traditional approaches to physical fitness and emotional wellbeing often do not engage or motivate our pupils. However, many of the pupils are very interested in Parkour and currently engage in free running activities within their communities, often placing themselves at risk of serious injury.
Pupils from Woodlands Academy have just returned from a photographic adventure to Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland.
We travelled up to Northumberland and stayed at ‘The Sill’ which is a newly constructed Youth Hostel costing nearly fifteen million pounds.
As you can imagine the accommodation was fantastic!
This will enhance the pupils NCFE Level 1 photography portfolio, along with learning how a professional landscape photographer works in the field.
Adventure Service Challenge is a three-fold scheme of activity for young people aged 8 to 14 years and beyond.
The ASC scheme is designed to prepare young people for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In fact, the DofE Award HQ recommends ASC for that purpose.
Woodlands Academy students have been taking part...