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Activ8 Update

We’ve had a fantastic week! Components of fitness is at the forefront of our PE theory lessons. The group have worked towards gaining a better understanding of this topic, both theoretically and practically, as part of their ‘YMCA awards’ accreditation.

As usual, here in Activ8, we have been busy in the community. Wednesday saw us make the short trip to Oldham Leisure Centre to kick start our day. Firstly, we hit the pool, undertaking ‘aquacise’ and swimming lengths. The whole group have come on leaps and bounds over this term, and thoroughly enjoy their time in the pool. David Lloyd is our home away from home. We often take advantage of the fantastic facilities there.  Currently, we are using the facility to enhance the group’s sports leaderships skills. Declan and Charlie are showing that they are made of the right stuff, have the right skills, behaviours, and qualities necessary to be fantastic sports coaches in the future.

A few weeks ago, Activ8 took on a goalball coaching course that will allow them to deliver sessions to young children. Our students will deliver goalball sessions to a year 6 class, after the Easter break. A nice trip to Alexandra Park was on the cards for DofE. Although, the snow was falling and the temperature had dipped, the team worked on their camp craft skills, making hot drinks and simple meals suitable for different outdoor environments. Macauley loves to tackle the environment and cannot wait for future expeditions.

Lumenus Update:

This week in Lumenus we have had Craig from Oldham Theatre Workshop come in and deliver an interactive workshop about ‘The Human Library’. The Human Library is the project based on a docudrama. Craig started the workshop by playing some warm up games, then, the students had to think of five significant events that happened in their lives and that helped shape who they are today. The students then worked in pairs and took part in a comical task where when Person A had to tell Person B their story but Person B had to act uninterested. The students absolutely loved the activity and found it hilarious.

On Wednesday afternoon, we joined with KS4 Lumenus at Oldham Theatre Workshop. We developed our wellbeing piece and Ciara Knaggs delivered her dance moves to both the classes. Ciara did an amazing  job at delivering and everyone was very proud of her. On Thursday, we went back to  and Oldham Theatre Workshop and we started to explore our script for our performance that we are going to perform at the Oldham Coliseum on the 27.06.22. We had a read through of the script and practiced the last scene. Students also started to prepare a dance for the last scene. We can’t wait to continue to practice and perform our piece in the Summer term.


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