This year’s Open day was a real opportunity to showcase Caledonia Campus in terms of all the good practice and work that goes on. We were very keen to focus on all aspects of our Learning and give you a taste of what we do every day. Teachers and students and the merged campus came together demonstrating excellent teamwork skills helping to coordinate the event.
Our Sixth Form prefect body are a credit to the school as they took on extra responsibilities in introducing visitors to classes, organising charity events (i.e. the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” for MacMillan Cancer raising a total of £457.00!), photography exhibits and also being excellent ambassadors throughout.
Many Year 10 and Year 11 students were able to engage in joint Art and Home Economic’s projects to demonstrate their skill and dynamic approach to their chosen subjects. The Young Enterprise team in Year 12 who recently went to Warwick to take part in a Business project presented their project plan alongside Year 12 Business students using the Learning centre for general study along with varied course choices available. The junior school showcased their enthusiasm and creativity in allowing us to see all the super activities they are involved in and the senior school showcased a highly professional and committed approach to their lessons. Focus schools now undertake a large amount of VC lessons and despite some technical hiccups parents and family were able to see these in action.
It’s been exciting to see the virtually merged Primary lessons between the two campuses now embedded from Primary 3 upwards. A detailed, timetabled approach was used throughout the day to allow visitors to experience all areas of the school as all classes from the junior years through to senior presentation pupils were involved. This was designed to ensure parents and visitors would receive a full pallet of the experiences available for our young people – a sense of typicality.
Despite a business as usual approach to our open day, opportunities were available to hear the talents of the Junior and Senior choirs and both performed extremely well, showing the real talent in the school. With a buffet style lunch available to round off the day, visitors were able to experience the “new normal” for teaching and learning in Caledonia Campus. Many thanks for your attendance and your continued support of our ethos – we hope you enjoyed your visit.