One hundred and twelve students aged between nine and 12-years-old from schools across the county enjoyed their first taste of the Study Centre’s ‘Playing for Success’ programme.
Students kicked off the programme developing a range of IT skills using unfamiliar software applications on the Centre's Apple Macbooks. All participants in the programme created a personal ID card using digital photography and Keynote software to customise their card for use in the Centre.
In the forthcoming weeks students will experience interviewing techniques with the Warriors stars, writing a short biography of their chosen Warrior, undertake a behind-the-scenes stadium tour and produce a digital storyboard of the stadium and its facilities. Staff at the Centre also hope to discover a student with a talent for writing poetry in the next phase of the national 'Pass It On' Olympics poetry competition.
The Centre hopes to kick off its 'Let's Get Cooking' outreach programme with another six week programme at Cranham Primary School with a small group of Y6 students to be joined by a group from Northwick Manor Primary School. This term will see the students joined by several parents to develop their basic kitchen skills whilst savouring the delights of a range of simple easy to prepare dishes under the expert guidance of Richard Veale, a member of the Sixways catering staff. Students and parents will be handed a series of recipes to try at home and will also be engaged in providing catering for a community event to be held in school.
Planning is under way to once again offer Worcestershire secondary schools the opportunity to engage in video conferencing sessions at the Centre. The programme of events will begin next month with the ever popular e-Mission: Operation Montserrat, a simulation activity requiring students to evacuate a Caribbean island under the threat of an erupting volcano and approaching hurricane.
The Centre has been offered funding to deliver Family Learning sessions and is planning to work with schools in the Warndon, Gorse Hill and Dines Green communities over the course of the current academic school year