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Summer Works

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The first refuge island on Spencefield Lane is nearly finished.

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Work underway for the temporary mobile classrooms for our extra 60 Year 7 students in September.  Building work will start this winter on a new block at the back of the school to house a brand new kitchen and dining room and a new Maths block above.

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World of Work

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Monday got off to a fantastic start with Year 10 meeting a range of business professionals in our Networking Event. Volunteers from a range of professions spoke to Year 10 about their experiences in their chosen field and answered some challenging questions about routes into their profession and about their day to day roles. The afternoon sessions included team building, self reflection and learning how to improve time management skills, which was organised and delivered by our Chaplaincy Team as part of the Year 10 Think Day.

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Tuesday involved students reaching a variety of destinations independently and participating in industry visits which included a visit to the Fire, Police and Ambulance Headquarters as part of the Public Services event, a mock trial at the Town Hall for the Law day; an experience on a mock ward for the Healthcare Trip and a first hand tour of some of the city’s leading hair and beauty salons as part of the Hair and Beauty day. Other events included Sports and Leisure which included an experience at Leicester Tigers and the popular Hospitality event which involved students visiting Showcase Cinema in Leicester and a behind the scenes tour of a restaurant. All of the staff at the events were incredibly complimentary about our Young People who were a credit to themselves and to St. Paul’s.

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Our business presentation day on Wednesday was a resounding success. Students were grouped together according to a range of factors and were briefed to design a festival for a specific target audience with a set budget. Students had to work collaboratively throughout the day and under time pressures to complete a presentation. We saw some really high quality presentations as a result of the day. It was great to see students ‘out of their comfort zone’ and under pressure to deliver in a different context. The groups were all tremendous but the group who designed the festival entitled ‘Loud’ pipped all of the other groups to the post with their innovative festival designed specifically for people with hearing difficulties. They designed a range of sensory experiences which really showcased a thoughtful approach to the task. Well done to all.

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Thursday was the second of our Industry visit days. Our popular courses Law and Healthcare ran for a second time during the week but Thursday included a range of different visits to ensure that all students had a breadth of choice. Creative Arts was a popular choice; this included an outdoor photography session with a range of media innovations for students to engage with throughout the day. For the first time we ran a Performing Arts session where students had a tour of The Curve and participated in a workshop. The Business visit was hosted at Natwest where students had to present a business idea and learned about the financial world of support for new businesses. The final visit was based at the Caterpillar plant and students learned about the world of engineering and construction. Again, staff at all of the venues were incredibly complimentary about our Young People who also were very positive about their experiences.

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Our Final day on Friday included a First Aid course in CPR which our volunteers kindly offered to facilitate so that students have some basic knowledge before entering the workplace. Year 10 also had the opportunity to take part in a budgeting activity to prepare them for University Life and the challenges of the world of personal finance. We also prompted Year 10 to begin mapping out their goals and preparing for life after Year 11 by considering their UCAS statements which will be used to apply for the next stage of their journey after Year 11 and into Year 12.

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Overall, a wonderful week with glorious weather. A fantastic experience for all due to the openness of our Year 10 and their willingness and confidence to undertake new challenges and engage in a range of new situations. Well done Year 10!

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Results & Photos from Activities Day


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Summer Newsletter

Please click here for the St Paul’s Summer Newsletter.


Year 9 Young Enterprise

Yr 9 Young  Enterprise – Final Total !


Well done to Year 9 who have raised over £400 for Ghana this year as part of their ‘Young Enterprise’ module. Looking at the photos and listening to the accounts of those who have been a part of ‘Team Ghana’ has had a lasting effect on many of our students. As a result, they have worked very  hard to apply various business strategies  and  compete against opposing ‘companies’  to raise the most money as possible for this good cause. A big ‘Thank You’ also goes to all the friends and families who were persuaded to buy their cookies !

Mrs Walker.

Performing Arts Trip – Emergency Mobile Number

We have been informed that the emergency phone is not working.  Please contact the school office on 2414057 if you need to contact anyone on the trip.

Summer Holidays

Just a reminder that school closes at 1pm on Friday – buses will come at 1pm.

Please remind all students to empty lockers and to return library books.

School re-opens for students on Thursday 30 August.

Have a good summer!


Performing Arts

Performing Arts Trip Update

The Performing Arts team and students arrived safely in Platja D’Aro on Saturday night.

The journey was a long one; longer due to traffic congestion just outside Lyon. In a coach journey lasting 26 hours, the behaviour of our young people was perfect.

After a much needed rest, the students began their first of two workshops today. Along with the session tomorrow, these workshops are a preparation for  beach side stage performance tomorrow evening.

Photos to follow ……….