Today we welcomed the Welsh Government Minister for Education and Skills to St Julian’s School.
Huw Lewis AM came to see the good work the school is doing under the Schools Challenge Cymru initiative. The Minister had the opportunity to observe an interactive Geography lesson taking place in our LRC. The lesson incorporated the use of iPads, wireless headphones and our interactive touch table to engage the students in their learning. The lesson was being filmed by our iRIS Connect cameras and software, which allows staff to record themselves and reflect on their practice after the lesson. Best practice is shared in this way and the Minister was very impressed with the implementation of the equipment.
The Minister also took time to discuss the learning experiences available at the school with our Head Boy and Girl, and answered a number of questions from our Yr 11 House Captains.
Just 10 days ago a request came St Julian’s Methodist Church asking if we would like to support their Harvest appeal this year they are supporting Raven House Trust, a local charity which helps individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency food parcels to bridge that gap when the unexpected happens.
The challenge was set to our Year 7 students could they collect as many tins, packets etc as there are students in Year 7 247? We talked about how it is very important to learn academically in school but also to learn how to be part of a caring member of their Form, their Year group, their House, their School and our wider community. The result over 280 items were donated which is fantastic. Representatives of each Form took their donations down to the Church, where they met Mr Steve Marshall (former Headteacher of St Julian’s), Rev Gillion (Minister at St Julian’s Methodist) and Margaret Smith (Manager of Raven House Trust).
Margaret thanked our students and said how the donated foodstuffs would make such a different to needy individuals and families within our community.
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