10 May

It's Bloomin' Marvellous in 11R!

This week we all had fun at Chorley in Bloom! We went to a different site than we usually do, and went to the community garden next to Chorley B&Q. We learnt that this is used by members of the community if they can't always afford vegetables and that a lot of people who may not have their own…

26 Apr

The Last Term in 11R!

11R have had a very busy start to their last term at Astley Park!

Last week we carried on with our ASDAN unit on Environmental Awareness, where we have been looking after the beds at the front of school and collecting the recycling from the other classes and throwing in our large bins ready for…

19 Apr

KS4 Visit Chorley Hospital

This week KS4 started their work experience at Chorley Hospital. Year 11 and year 10 students headed off to the Life Centre where we met Karen, who would be showing us round and leading the sessions while we are there. We started off by going through what each week would look like before Karen…

15 Mar

Careers Drama Workshop

Today KS4 and KS3 had a very special visitor; Kerry from Lowther Theatre came in to run a short workshop with a few of the KS4 and KS3 classes. We talked about all of the different jobs that are involved in the theatre, from actors and dancers to the lighting and sound production to the people who…

9 Feb

A Busy Two Weeks in 11R!

11R have had a busy couple of weeks this term! 

In science we have been learning about plants and their parts and we got the chance to dissect some lilies and take them apart to look at all the parts up close and in person. We’ve also been looking at seed dispersal and all the different ways…

26 Jan

11R Explore Hinduism - World Religion Week

Over the last couple of weeks, 11R have explored Hinduism for our World Religion learning. We have spent time looking at Hindu celebrations and learnt all about how Hindu’s celebrate Diwali. We learn about how Hindu's celebrate Diwali by creating intricate and colourful patterns called 'rangoli',…

17 Nov

11R Go to Bendrigg!

11R have just got back from their Duke of Edinburgh residential at Bendrigg Lodge in the Lake District! We left Wednesday morning and have just arrived back at Friday lunchtime.

On Wednesday everyone was really excited to get going, but we were a little nervous as well. We got all of our…

8 Nov

The Halloween Disco!

Last night we had our Halloween disco! 11R and 11G have been busy getting ready for the past couple of weeks, choosing jobs and selling tickets. In the afternoon, 11R were busy finishing off some decorations for the hall, where we then joined 11G in decorating to make it nice and spooky for after…

6 Nov

11R Go to the Gym

Today 11R had their first gym session, led by Mr Murphy, as part of learning about about healthy lifestyles. We got the minibus to the gym this morning as it was raining quite hard and we didn't want to start the day off soaking wet. We went into the gym and everyone was a little bit nervous…

6 Oct

11R Chorley in Bloom Week 3

11R had their third session at Chorley in Bloom this week! When we got there we met David and Mrs Broughton. We sat down with David and he told us all about different types of flower bulbs! We looked at the different sizes and shapes of lots of different flowers and plants, including rosehips,…

2 Oct

Macmillan Coffee Morning with 11R

On Friday morning we had Macmillan Coffee Morning in school. As part of their Young Enterprise ASDAN unit, 11R were helping to run it, doing various jobs and roles throughout the morning.

We helped serve both the drinks and the cake to our learners and their parents and guardians. We had talked…

22 Sep

11R Go to Chorley in Bloom

Yesterday 11R had their first visit to Chorley in Bloom! We walked from school to the main site and met the volunteers who would be helping us during our sessions.

Iris sat us down and talked through some basic safety instructions we would need to follow whilst on site; including no running and…