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Welcome all! Our EFC blog is now up and running again for 2015-2016. Our year 7 and 8 EFC students, across the three mini-schools, are proud to share their work and thoughts on a weekly basis. Tune in every Friday to keep up to date with the latest projects, events and student achievements.

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Tuesday, 12th July 2016

Year 8 Graduation

Dear parent(s)/ carer(s),

Year 8 graduation is fast approaching! This momentous occasion will be held on the evening of Tuesday,19th July at 6:15PM. The main doors will open at 6PM. Students are required to be back at school, in their respective mini-school’s EFC studios, no later than 5:45PM. The evening will last about 45 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Friday, 17th June 2016

And we’re back! Well done to year 7 EFC groups from Trade, World and Performance for their amazing plays! The first week back after the half term break saw three consecutive days of “Sky’s the Limit” performances. It was a great success! Thank you to all who attended – parents, teachers, governors, guests and even senior leaders!

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The end of year is fast approaching! Our EFC students are taking on brand new projects that are exciting and promote creativity. Our year 7 students are currently working on a project called the “Backpacking Project”. Students have been given a budget of £2000 (imaginary of course!) and they are to plan a month long trip across Europe making sure they think about attractions, food, and accommodation. When asked about the project, Spencer Hart from 7CT said: “I’ve enjoyed some parts but others I have found tricky, especially the excel spreadsheet. I’m looking forward to putting together my final product!”

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As for our year 8s, they will leaving EFC at the end of the year and moving into year 9. This will culminate in a graduation presentation and evening ceremony in July. 

Before the half term break, they completed a project called “Excellent Futures” which allowed them to explore various life skills. For example, students were asked to complete the following:

  1. Learn how to open a bank account
  2. Plan a monthly budget based on your earnings
  3. How to read a payslip
  4. How to write a professional CV
  5. What is a cover letter?
  6. Interview skills
  7. Goal Setting
  8. And much, much more!

As a final product, the students had to create a professional portfolio containing all of their research and that demonstrated their newly acquired skills.

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Friday, 20th May 2016

Year 8 Trade working on the My Excellent Futures project

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Friday, 15th April 2016

Year 7 Trade’s Fabulous Fair Trade

Come to Year 7 Trade’s Fabulous Fair Trade event Bake Fair. It will be located in the atrium at Stanley Park High during the Upcycled Fashion Event held on Wednesday, 20th April from 5-6PM. This event has been created to support hard working farmers, who provide us with many ingredients for our food. In lessons we have been learning about the numbers of farmers worldwide who are affected by the unfair trade system. They live in extreme poverty; have no access to clean and safe water, shelter, clothes, warmth and education. Only relying on being paid approx £1.40 per day, they have to run their own families and supply them with what they need to survive. It is for this reason we are providing only Fair Trade refreshments during the fashion show. We want to show support and solidarity to the farmers and all the delicious treats you buy at the event will be lovingly made from Fair Trade recipes and ingredients.

For more information about the timings of the event please keep checking our weekly blogs to ensure you don’t miss out!

To find out more information about Fair Trade please browse the website www.fairtrade.org.uk

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Year 7 Fashion Show

On Wednesday 20th March from 5-6PM, the year 7 Performance EFC students will be putting on a fashion show in support of their current project "Upcycled Chic". Please come and support their efforts! The students have worked very hard to create their very own upcycled product that will be exhibited at this event. The students were learning about sustainability in the fashion world including ways to reduce clothing waste through recycling but more importantly upcycling. We look forward to seeing you there!

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