St David's Centre

A magical Christmas treat for St David’s pupils

Four students from St David’s were  keen to go and get a feel for Christmas.  There were reindeers at Aspire who were 8 months old – quite placid and calm – they just didn’t seem fazed by all the people around them.  They had beautiful, thick fur that you could push your hands into, the students really seemed to enjoy meeting them both.

A visit to Santa’s grotto also proved a hit, with each student being given a reindeer cookie as a special treat.

Every one finished the visit with some hot chocolate and a biscuit feeling very festive and looking forward to the big day.

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St David’s Centre Year 10 Science trip to Bristol Science Exhibition

On The 4th of November 2016 the Year 10 Science group went with Mr Davies and Ms Woolnough to the Science@Bristol exhibition. They attended two shows on: ‘Exploring the Solar System and Beyond’ and ‘Invading Mars.

They then took part in a workshop investigating the types of machinery necessary to live and work on an orbiting space station.

In our free time there were lots of ‘hands on’ experiments in the building with no one to tell you not to touch! The group consisted of Alfie Binley-Harrison, Martin Aunins and Cameron Prosser.

 

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Children in Need at St David’s Centre

Children in Need 2016

The heavy rain didn’t dampen the fundraising spirit here at St David’s Centre for our Children in Need day on Monday. Pupils and staff alike took part in a fantastic day of fun organised by a group of our Year 10 pupils, to raise money for the national charity.

Normal lessons were put on hold for one day as pupils learnt why we raise money for Children in Need and how this money helps children all over the country, as well as in our home county. Lessons included creating storyboards for our very own campaign videos, highlighting how the money we raise can go towards helping local charities like Herefordshire’s Young Carers – who also share our building on a regular basis for events.

During break and lunchtime the pupils showed off their culinary skills in a cake sale and staff became nail and tattoo artists for the day with many pupils leaving the site covered in glitter to show their involvement in the fundraising.

Two Year 10 pupils also took on the challenge to keep quiet for the day raising over £25.

With the planned car wash on hold until the weather improves the centre has so far raised just over £110 and hopes to reach the £150 mark by the time all events and sponsorship monies have been counted.

 

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Young Enterprise

Our current Young Enterprise activity in preparation for a Christmas trade event in Hereford.

 

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St Davids success story featured in the Hereford Times

Sweet start to the term for St David’s Centre pupils

IT has been a particularly ‘sweet’ start to the autumn term at St David’s Centre with pupils helping to raise over £160 for charities, including Macmillan and Jeans for Genes.

In true ‘Bake Off’ style pupils and staff took to the kitchen; creating a range of sticky, sweet and delicious treats to sell at their recent Macmillan coffee morning.

Pupils ‘rose’ to the challenge, hitting the streets and selling cakes to local businesses around the centre, as well as to their parents in a coffee morning held at the school.

The ‘icing on the cake’ during the event saw three Year 10 pupils receiving their first reward for good behaviour; they are the quickest pupils to achieve this success in the centres history and have been setting the bar for good behaviour across the centre as they embark on a brighter future in education.

For full details please click on the link below:

Hereford Times News Story

 

 

 

Poetic Success!

We are delighted to announce that one of our Year 10 pupils has been chosen by The Poetry Society Judges: Lemn Sissay and Joelle Taylor, as one of 7 highly commended poets in the 2016 SLAMbassadors National Youth Slam.  
Jess Strachan completed the work last year at The Aconbury Centre as part of one of Joelle’s poetry sessions.
There were over 700 entries from across the UK, and only a handful of winners and highly commended poets, making this a fantastic achievement.
Jess  and her family have now been invited to the winners showcase in London at the end of October to receive her certificate.
Well done Jess!
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Successful Macmillan coffee morning

We had a Macmillan coffee morning on October 4th at the St David’s Centre. We invited parents and carers to come and sample our homemade cakes and biscuits, which were made by students as part of their food lesson. Staff brought in cakes they made at home.

 

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It was lovely to see so many parents and carers.

Later on in the day students and staff walked over to our neighbouring businesses and sold the remaining cakes and biscuits.

We were able to send a cheque for £120 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thank you to all who participated in making, donating, buying and eating cakes.

Tara Black