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Children In Need Comes To St Andrew’s CE School
Students and teachers at St Andrew’s Church of England School in Croydon are supporting Children in Need in style this week, with a one mile fun run to raise money for the worthy cause.
The school is encouraging students to don their very best fancy dress costumes – with special prizes being awarded to the best dressed in each year group – and to take part in the fun run, starting at Duppas Hill, opposite the school grounds.
Kerry Targett, Headteacher at St Andrew’s CE School said: “We are delighted to be doing our bit for Children in Need this week, with our fantastic one mile fun run which is set to raise money for the brilliant cause. Our whole school community will be joining together and rising to the challenge, as usual, and we are really looking forward to the big day!”
Raising money for this year’s ‘The Big Spotacular’ Children in Need event, students at St Andrew’s School will be donating £1 to wear fancy dress or non-uniform clothes for the day, as well as collecting sponsorships from friends, family and the local community for the run.
The national charity, Children in Need, provides grants to a whole range of projects across the UK, which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. The charity supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices, with 2,400 projects currently running across the UK.
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Planning for the future: St Andrew’s students get a taste of the property industry
Year 11 students at St Andrew’s CE School in Croydon were given the unique opportunity to take part in the UrbanPlan Workshop - a property and regeneration project, led by industry experts, in order to stretch, challenge and inspire students for the future.
The interactive workshop, which was led by professional facilitators and property specialists, was based around the real-life challenges of urban regeneration and required active role play as the students became workers in the industry. This gave them the opportunity to gain experience of what life is like in the workplace and further develop their skills for future employability.
The students were split into teams and challenged to consider and address the market and the financial, social, political and design issues they faced in the hypothetical towns they were given. They were able to use various forms of innovative technology and once each group had planned their own redevelopment, they were tasked with presenting their finished product to the experts.
The event aimed to raise students’ aspirations and awareness of possible career paths that they could strive for– particularly for those studying geography and business and with a keen interest in pursuing a career in the field.
St Andrew’s CE School prides itself on its commitment to ensuring that each and every student achieves their dreams and aspirations, whilst striving for success.
Kerry Targett, Headteacher at St Andrew’s CE School said: “It’s really important for our students to gain exposure to different industries, careers and opportunities available, so that they can continue to strive once they leave school after Year 11.
“Our students really enjoyed the creativity and responsibility given as part of the workshop, and the day was a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their understanding of working life, team work and communication skills, and to essentially to raise their aspirations so that they can achieve their full potential.”