Our next activity days will be running in February half term 2019 - more information will be posted nearer the time.
If you have any questions about any of our activities please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on Virtual.School@halton.gov.uk.
2018-19 Activity Programme & Support
Our activity and support programme consists of the following:
- Education & Opportunity Activities which will generally take place during school holidays that focus on a range of skills and for KS4 there will be focus on preparing young people for life beyond school.
- Interventions which provide extra support to our children and young people through a variety of different resources available to us.
Below are outlines for each programme - for each event we'll be sending out invitations and letters to children/young people and carers in advance of the date with information and details for booking onto the events. We are still in the process of developing some activity days so these will be added once details can be confirmed. Upcoming event invitations will be displayed at the top of the page.
Tues 23rd Oct 2018
|Year 4 & Year 5||Wizard's Keep|
Children will attend the Wizard's Keep as apprentice magicians and take part in a range of games and activities to help them graduate from the keep. They will need to use communication, problem solving and team working skills throughout the day as well as using their creativity in the arts and craft activities.
Thurs 25th Oct 2018
|Reception & Key Stage 1||Drawing & Pop Up Fun|
We have invited Paul Stickland, author and illustrator of "Ten Terrible Dinosaurs" and "Dinosaur Shapes", to visit us to deliver an interactive talk from his books. He will also be running a drawing and pop up workshop where the children can take part in unleashing their own imagination and creativity.
Monday 11th February 2019
|Key Stage 3||Creative Mind|
We have invited Curtis Jobling, designer o hit TV show "Bob the Builder" as well as international best-selling author of the fantasy series "Wereworld", to visit us. He will be delivering a talk about his work and running a creative writing workshop to help inspire children in their own written work.
|Tuesday 12th February 2019||Year 9 & Year 10||Safety Central|
A visit to Safety Central, an interactive centre designed to explore topics around keeping safe and developing positive wellbeing. This visit will look at "fire safety at home", "drive and passenger safety", "drugs, alcohol and smoking" and "choices and consequences".
|Tuesday 9th April 2019||Year 6 & Year 7||Safety Central|
A visit to Safety Central, an interactive centre designed to explore topics around keeping safe and developing positive wellbeing. This visit will look at "fire safety at home", "common accidents at home", "basic first aid", "five ways to wellbeing", "healthy eating and shopping" and "cybersafety".
Wednesday 10th April 2019
|Reception & Year 1||Bear Hunt & Wild Art|
A day for storytelling set in beautiful gardens and woodlands with a Bear Hunt theme followed by a wild art workshop for something to take home.
Thursday 11th April 2019
|Year 7 & Year 8||Apprentice Goes Safari|
Young people will be given a budget to plan and design a safari park. They will need to come up with ideas on their safari's unique selling point and come up with a presentation to help them attract extra funding to their safari. The safari with the highest score at the end of the day will be awarded with a prize.
Monday 27th May 2019
|Year 9 & Year 10||Healthy Minds|
A day designed to dispell some myths about mental health and to get a better understanding of what support is available to young people. It will also be an opportunity to look at ways of achieving emotional wellbeing and building resilience.
Thursday 30th May 2019
|Key Stage 2||Author Visit|
We have invited Jason Beresford, author of "The Famour Four Fishfingers", to visit us to chat about his work and run an interactive workshop to develop skills in writing and language.
Tuesday 30th July 2019
|Year 6||Moving Up|
A day to celebrate the end of primary school and look at preparations for secondary school including any support that we could offer and an opportunity for any questions to be asked.
|Thursday 8th August 2019||Year 2 & Year 3||Pond Dipping & Soap Making||We have booked some fun activities where our young people can explore nature by doing some pond dipping before taking part in a soap making workshop where they can make some soap to take home.|
|Storytime Magazine||Years 4 & 5|
A subscription to a story magazine sent out monthly to each child at their placement address.
|Curiosity Book Club||Reception & targeted children identified through PEPs & attainment results|
Partnership with local bookstore "Curiosity Bookshop" to provide individualised book parcels sent out to a child's placement address once a term for the academic year.
|1:1 Tuition after school||As requested|
Working alongside a tuition agency to arrange after school tuition for a range of subjects.
|Literacy & Numeracy Activity Packs||As required – targeted children identified through PEPs and attainment targets|
Bespoke packs to support literacy and numeracy skills through learning at home. Packs can include:
- Activity sheets
- Suggested online resources
|Virtual School Website – Primary, Secondary and Post-16 sections||Primary, Secondary & Post-16|
Developing sections within the Virtual School website to support children & young people from primary through to post-16.
- To provide links to fun educational games on a range of topics
- To provide subject specific information including tutorials and links to relevant websites
- To provide worksheets for a range of subjects
- To provide information and guidance around key stages including Year 8/9 options years and post-16 options