The idea behind ‘Project’
At Rosewood we believe that there needs to be a balance between academic and vocational learning. Many of our pupils although thrive in core lessons, enjoy practical lessons. Project allows pupils to take ownership of their own work, work in groups across different key stages and socialise with peers. Many of the projects allow the pupils to work collaboratively designing, planning and executing. This term the pupils are building a ‘farm’.
The pupils entered into a school completion to design a logo for the school farm. Here is the winning logo.
It took lots of hard work and perseverance from the pupils digging out the base for the farm, securing and isolating the area and making the environment suitable for small farm animals.
The last few weeks KS3 have been working hard getting the farm shed isolated and over boarded, we have also put individual pens in to separate the animals. All animal types have their own separate area, where the fences are meshed and suitable to each animal’s needs.
Pupils are taught the health and safety aspects of building, the different routes into the building trade and job opportunities. They learn about CSCS cards, pay scales and have looked at how health and safety and building standards differs around the world.
Project is a new topic at Rosewood and is proving to be very successful, I am looking forward to developing this subject, this academic year.