Wow, what an event Caedmon College’s Key 3 open evening was! The College’s Scoresby Site was a hive of activity, brimming with eager and inquisitive Year 6 students (and parents!). It was lovely to welcome so many new faces into our newly redecorated building.
The Key Stage 3 team would like to say a huge thank you to the staff from all subject areas, the midday supervisory assistants, caretakers, catering staff and particularly, the student helpers, for the contributions made towards the success of the evening. The students that volunteered to speak, demonstrate, guide, showcase, entertain, bake and play – amongst many other things, ensured that the Scoresby Site was alive and kicking, and a vibrant and happy school as we witness on any given day.
Following a welcome in the Scoresby Site’s main hall, students and parents were given the freedom to explore and were urged to speak to current students, parents and staff, to get a real feel of what it is to be a part of the College. Armed with an activity map and a digital treasure hunt, families circulated the building taking in each department area. Subject areas did not hold back on their activities for the evening and many opted for a very practical approach. Students were able to get their hands dirty at an archaeological dig in History, or have a go at dissecting a heart in Science. Print-making was very popular in Art – many students (and teachers) left the building with a highland cow or an owl (amongst other fabulous creatures) but only if they had collected all five Learning Capability ribbons that were hidden around the building! The English department shared KS3 topics such as War Horse and Whale Rider and also really pleased the crowds with Maori face art, which was creatively done by two of the College’s Year 11 students. Mrs Carter and her student team did not disappoint in Food Technology, keeping everyone well-fuelled with scrumptious pizza. In Geography, Mr Wigglesworth challenged students to locate and pin their home on an ordnance survey map and complete a six figure grid reference. The Music department and the College’s Steel Band provided some fabulous entertainment for the evening by the way of a Samba band that marched its way around the corridors and grounds of the site.
In the gym, student helpers supported other students in measuring their strength, flexibility, balance and coordination, leading penalty shoot-outs, basketball shooting competitions and gymnastics floor displays. Also on hand throughout the evening were Ms Dimbleby and Mrs Waudby, ready to answer all things CEIAG related. The College’s Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) team prepared an example workshop of the activities on offer at the College and were on hand to answer specific SEND questions.
Feedback on the event has been very positive and all at the College are looking forward to seeing the students that visited from their Primary Schools in the near future. For anyone who was unable to attend our Open Evening or anyone who wishes to take another look around our Scoresby Site, please do not hesitate to contact our Scoresby Site’s reception desk and they will put you in touch with the right staff to arrange a visit for you.
KS3 Director of Learning