Event Management, Design, Legal Practice, Pharmacies, Fashion, Managament Consultancy, Video Games, Real Estate, Laboratory… you name it!
Today PreU1 students explained to Year10 their experiences at St Peter’s School Placement Programme. In its 3rd year, gives our students the opportunity to complement their school studies with a week’s practical work experience in a field of interest to them. By doing so, they get the chance to try out potential career paths and also gain experience of the day to day expectations of the workplace.
We are extremely lucky to have such amazing individuals and companies who have volunteered their time and energy to help our students develop the vocational skills which will put them one step further towards their professional goals!
Four years ago the Buddy Programme was born in St Peter´s school. With the idea of promoting relationships between students and avoiding bullying, this programme runs through the SEAL lessons (Social Emotional Aspect Learning) given by Ms Rebecca Lawson.
Every Y5 students is paired with a Y3 student and they usually go to field trips together and share lots of activities. It’s like having a big sibling at school.
This time they all went to the “Carretera de les Aigües”. Located at the Parc Natural de Collserola allows you to see the city of Barcelona from a bird’s-eye view. It was an amazing outdoor experience with their buddies!!
Last week, Year 6 students prepared an exit point for the ones that will fill their classrooms next school year. Different stands placed across the school became an inspiration for the Year 5 pupils.
The first stop was at the biology lab, where Y5 pupils were introduced to dissection techniques and tools. Y6 students showed their skills identifying the external and internal parts of a cow eye and a fish.
The tour went on from robot design, health projects, environmental projects, interactive science tests to a biology experiment where they could measure the lung capacity by blowing into a tube and replacing the water inside the bottle with air. A lung can hold an estimated of 5 litres of air and we can say the the Y5 pupils scored very well on this test.
The exit point was a great success and the Year 5 pupils not only are felling ready and motivated to start the next school year but also had a lot of fun during their tour.
The Class 5 students will participate in the Human Rights Project during the 3rd and 4th April. A group of pupils from La Miranda Global School, Peter Pan and Princess Margaret School will join us to take part on this new adventure.
When we think about human rights, do we think about issues in a far flung country or about those taking place on our doorstep? About ourselves and those around us or people we have never met? Do we know the rights that we share with each other? Where they come from and what they mean?
In reality, most of us have probably never thought about it.
These are some of the questions that we will be exploring as part of the Human Rights Project;
a project which aims to empower children in Class 5 by increasing their awareness of human rights, the impact they have on the world that we live in and the responsibilities that we share towards them as individuals.
Over the course of two days (the 3rd and 4th of April), our Class 5 students, together with pupils from La Miranda Global School, Princess Margaret and Peter Pan will take part in a range of interactive workshops which will facilitate development of discussion, critical thinking and communication skills.
They will look into the past to see how human rights have developed and changed over time, finding out about those who have fought for the freedom of others. They will research the present and glance into the future, considering the impact and efficiency of different forms of campaign action. They will prioritise their choices and compromise with others, evaluating a range of different viewpoints.
Experiences like these are the starting point that spark an interest, improve understanding and even inspire children to make a difference. As educators, we need to give children the tools that they need to sculpt their own future, and the compassion and morality that they need to care about the futures of others.
Video of the event (edited after this article):
Miss Lucy Armstrong, Human Rights Project coordinator