03 Nov ACHIEVE days
ACHIEVE days are one of the highlights students cite when they leave JRCS and it was fantastic to see a full trips programme back in action after the last few years’ restrictions. Both student and staff feedback has been wholly positive about their experiences across the two days. Year 7 students enjoyed visits to Mountfitchet Castle and Spymasters as well as sessions run by West Ham Community outreach team. Year 8 students engaged positively with visits to Colchester Zoo and the Tate Modern as shown in the photos in this week’s Seagull. We were able to deliver our first overseas trip post-Covid which was valuable for Year 9 students to visit Belgium as part of the History curriculum. Year 9 students also enjoyed an educational visit to the Tower of London and developed their knowledge around Fairtrade in school in sessions led by DT, Geography and English. The Business team delivered an inspiring Dragons’ Den Day to bring out entrepreneurial skills in Year 10 and a Careers Education focus on the second day allowed students to start thinking about their career pathways and education routes post-16. Year 11 focused on preparation for their upcoming formal mock exams and Sixth Form students began preparing for university life completing UCAS applications and engaged in visits around our capital city as part of London Culture Day.