Year 11 artists have completed their mock set-tasks this term. In art, the set task mock is essential to highlight strengths and weaknesses in their response to exam themes. Learners produced original and insightful responses to one of 'Impossible Worlds' which began with a visit to the rather surreal Brimham Rocks, or to the 'Art of the Mask Maker', which was inspired by a visit to the Oriental Museum. We are sure you will agree that they have produced some fabulous work!!!
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A group of our learners recently visited 'Space 4' in Houghton-le-Spring to support the Clothes Bank at Kepier Hall, and met with Christine Britcliffe, co-ordinator at Space 4. Mrs. Read, our member of staff who organised this, said "the girls were exemplary in their behaviour and approach. As a Voluntary Co-ordinator for the Lunar Project and as a member of Kepier School it is a privilege to support such a worthwhile cause around the issues affecting our local community." Our learners have been asked if they will volunteer after Christmas to support the clothes bank once a month. This will support Voluntary Work Experience and Community Cohesion, and they are delighted to have been offered this opportunity. The Lunar Project is a voluntary organisation supporting the homeless and vulnerable women in the area. Mrs. Read took on the voluntary role of co-ordinator for the Houghton branch last year. The learners involved take on an active role in supporting this, and have arranged donations of sanitary packs (period poverty) to Space 4 and 'SHARP'(Shiney Advice and Resource Project) in Shiney Row.
A group of learners from Kepier had a fantastic day in Newcastle. They visited The Theatre Royal to enjoy the panto (Goldilocks and The Three Bears), walked down Northumberland Street to view the Christmas display in Fenwick's window, and visited Babuchos Restaurant. At Babuchos, Kyle was invited behind the scenes and made the owner a pizza (from scratch) with Lorenzo and he has been offered an Apprenticeship, which will invariably change his future and life chances. It is to the credit of the school and Mr. Herbert, our Catering Manager who has worked with Kyle that he has developed skills already which were evident when he was in the kitchen (the rest of our learners gave him a huge round of applause!!!) What is lovely are the messages of thanks we have received from parents and carers, which has left all involved with a lovely feeling. Thank you to everyone who made the day possible!!!
It was with great pleasure that Blesma came in on 15th November 2018 to present their Community Programme and the work that goes on behind the scenes with Generation R and resilience to some of our learners. Click for more info