It’s been another busy week at Hastings High School. On Monday we had our first Personal Development day of the year. On these days the timetable is collapsed and pupils rotate through different activities and groups throughout the year. Monday saw year 11 learning about study skills and how to revise through the Elevate program, whilst both year 10 and 11 went to a careers fair held on the school site to get them thinking about their future post Hastings including local colleges and businesses.
In the lower year groups we had a variety of activities ranging from first aid, the dangers of smoking through to oracy, diversity and my favourite enterprise. The enterprise group do a superb job of producing food which is then sold at lunchtime with profits going towards rewards across the school. This week there was a superb combination of spicy sweet potato soup followed by homemade brownies and flapjack (I had to try both!). I was proud of how all the pupils represented the school with a lot of external visitors on site during the day and it was good to see some parents at the careers fair between 3 and 4pm.
The week has ended a little bit wet but all the pupils have coped well with wet break and lunch where they have either not been able to go outside or the field has been closed. As we get into the we will open up the tennis courts winter for lower year groups as a play space at lunchtime but we are still just about clinging onto the last remnants of summer!
Another half-marathon beckons this weekend (weather dependent), I would like to wish all parents who are running either the Leicester half and full marathons this weekend good luck, the big race of the day is to see if I can complete a half marathon before Mr. Jordan completes the full marathon, the race is on!