It’s been another busy week at the College…
“Once again, this month has been a productive one for the Digit4ll Pathway. Last week we decided to take advantage of the nice weather (one day of it) and go to Alexandra Park with the cameras to take some photographs of the park in order to edit them and put them into a slideshow back here at the college. While we were there a lady walking her dog asked if we would be interested in photographing the dog’s puppies! Never wanting to miss an opportunity we gave her our card and arranged for her to attend a “business meeting” here at the college where we could go through the details. The outcome was a good result and we have arranged a further consultation to finalise the date.
Not only have we been busy on the photographic side of the Enterprise, but the students have also been printing off another batch of canvas orders of the Hollinwood Academy Manchester Art prints which are proving to be very popular.
Finally, we have some breaking news…
The Digit4ll Pathway are going to the USA!!
We kid you not!
In March 2022, we will be going to Chicago for two whole weeks, teaming up with a school called Ridgewood High in order to create our own app on which we can sell our products!
We’ll bring you more news on that as we get it!”
Hear from Graham Quinn here:
Pre Intern 2
“I can’t believe we are two weeks into the new half term already, time has gone so fast and that’s because our pre-interns have been super busy. For this blog I want to update you all about our students working in the Atrium Café.
In September, when our students first started their placement in the Atrium, they picked up the basic skills really quickly, especially using the iPad to input the customers’ orders and take card payments. They learnt the routines for replenishing the stock in the office kitchens and front of house, as well as the cleaning routines for the front of house within a few weeks.
So, what next?
Our focus for this half term is to understand and implement excellent customer service practices. So far, we have covered appropriate conversations with customers and co-workers, personal presentation and service provision.
Every work task our students do in the café can be linked to customer service.
Kian, Suhan and Tyler have demonstrated a good awareness of how they meet the individual needs for customers, including writing individual names on the trays listing any special dietary requirements, using the barista machine to make a variety of hot beverages and letting customers know if their preferred foods are on the menu.
In our Employability lessons we have continued to cover customer service and considered how bad customer service can negatively impact a business and how positive first impressions are essential when providing a service to others.
In Maths, our students have continued with the number topic with the focus being on multiplication and division, and in English our students have continued to work on their spellings.
For the speaking and listening topic, our students have discussed their favourite YouTube channels with the challenge being to convince the other students to like and subscribe. All the students enjoyed this activity and are making good progress with their interjections and questioning techniques.
Before I end my part of the blog I would like to congratulate Tyler and Suhan for getting Workers of the Week. They have both worked so hard in their lessons and also their work placement, working as a team, listening to and supporting each other to help prepare and organise for a buffet in the Atrium.
Well done lads!”
Hello from the Maths department…
“This is a strange blog to write, as I am at home, awaiting eye surgery.
The second half of the Autumn Term is well underway now.
As I am to be absent for three weeks, a replacement Maths teacher has been brought in to ensure continuity of mathematical tuition. Mr Imran Mussawar met the students, with me, on Monday and began teaching in earnest, on Tuesday.
Over the next couple of weeks, he will be working on space and shape. This will cover recognition of shapes to being able to calculate volume and surface area.
The pictures show some of the students manipulating three dimensional models, to improve their understanding of edges, faces and vertices.
I will be back in college, in time to write the next blog and keep you informed of all that is going on in the Maths department.
Until then, take care.”
We wish Martin a speedy recovery.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Rebeckah & the NBC Team.