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  • Friday 5 May 2023 Summer 2023 Exams
  • Monday 3 April 2023 Easter Task Master at Post 16 Post 16 students today experienced a full task master experience working in groups this morning to blow a frozen pea across the maths room, recreate an album, and suggest titles for famous memes. As April begins our month of Co-operation with our character development programme it was great to see the students working together with a competitive edge today. We wish all students at post 16 a wonderful Easter break and look forward to welcoming them back on Tuesday April 18th 8:30am.
  • Thursday 30 March 2023 Day Trip to Edinburgh for Post 16 Students Students from the Post 16 centre had a very early start to their Wednesday this week with an early flight to Edinburgh to see the city, do an historic experience of the streets below the city and take in the differences Scotland’s capital had to offer. With several students never having been on a plane before or a tram, it was a great day out for our students to try new things. From ordering food to walking in the crowded streets, several managed their social anxiety well and all had a great day! Its opened their eyes to what they can do in the future.
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023 Easter Revision for Post 16 Students As we finish for the Easter holidays this Friday at 12pm students will be reminded and encouraged to engage in some personal study over the next two weeks to begin their preparations for the summer exam series. Maths and English revision are encouraged over the break and we will be sending home personalised timetables at the start of the summer term.
  • Thursday 23 March 2023 Post 16 Spring Construction Projects I had the absolute pleasure of popping over to the Bridge Central construction suite to have a look at the fantastic work our Year 13’s have been working on all term to showcase their skills. A bird palace is the only way to describe Blayne’s bird house, and a gorgeous bench made by Cora. I was blown away by their projects and look forward to seeing the summer builds they undertake.
  • Friday 17 March 2023 The Ducklings are off to the farm. The joy these little baby ducks have brought to the provisions at Manor Road this week and last has been second to none. They’ve been walking down hallways, swimming, and cuddled by staff and students alike. A great feature for British Science Week with the theme “connections” this week. All have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, however today they will be collected to head back to the bird sanctuary in Devon where they be rehomed. A wonderful spring learning experience for the students of the MK Primary Pru, Bridge Academy West and The Stephenson Trust Post 16 Centre.
  • Thursday 16 March 2023 Post 16 construction students on site at a new school building site The Post 16 students that attend construction lessons each week were invited to tour the construction site for a new primary school being built in the north of Milton Keynes. Having a full site tour they were able to see how the construction of such a large project is run and see the skills they’ve been learning being carried out on the job. A great experience and they thoroughly enjoyed the morning spent there.
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023 The Ducklings at Manor Road have their First Swim As part of British Science Week at Manor road the ducklings have been bringing smiles to both the students and staff alike and today they were finally old enough to have their first swim. Students enjoyed feeding them and drying them off from their swim today and the experience carries on until Friday this week when they will return to a bird sanctuary down in Devon.
  • Monday 13 March 2023 First Aid Training for Post-16 Students Post 16 students spent a full day this week completing their First Aid Training for Emergency First Aid in the Workplace. All ten students that signed up, passed with flying colours and had a great day learning a key life skill that will allow them to be qualified for the next three years.
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 Spring has landed at Post 16! Although you wouldn’t know this by the current weather the Post 16 Centre along with the Primary PRU and Bridge West are “eggcited” to announce that over the next two weeks we will be hatching, caring and teaching five baby duckling to swim! More pictures to come, as this is a great opportunity that ties in with National Science Week in learning about animals, nurture and positive wellbeing choices.
  • Friday 3 March 2023 The School Nurse Visits Post 16 Today for assembly Post 16 welcomed the school nurse to specifically speak to our young people abut oral hygiene and the impact of poor diet and smoking/vaping on teeth and gums. There was excellent discussion about how many times you should be brushing your teeth and how long for, with travel size toothbrushes being handed out to all. Many students were surprised at the long term ill health effects of not brushing regularly and looking after your teeth. With leaflets handed out, if any student has further questions they can contact the ChatHealth Nurse for confidential advice on 07480635517
  • Monday 27 February 2023 Applications for September 2023 at Post 16 are now open! Applications for the Stephenson Trust Post 16 Centre are now open for September 2023 – applications are due in by Friday March 31st . In order to be more sustainable you can now apply directly to the Centre via our new online application form for both Year 12 and Year 13. This can be found under the Bridge Academy Website, Manor Road, and there you’ll find the drop down menu for the Post 16 Centre and our application form. Should you have any issues submitting an application to us.
  • Monday 27 February 2023 Post 16 students hit the gym after the half term With the return from half term last week – Post 16 students were back in the gym as part of their life skills lessons challenging each other, and developing healthy habits of activity. This term also sees another group access the pool for lane swimming and others working to complete a portfolio to gain a qualification in subject.
  • Tuesday 21 February 2023 Pancake Day! Some of our creative pancakes made by students at our Coffee Hall site! The use of fruit was included to boost the fibre content as it is ‘Fibre February’ - they look and tasted delicious
  • Friday 3 February 2023 Post 16 Welcomes in February… With only one more week to go before the half term break, Post-16 students are busy preparing for their functional skills exams at the end of the month, signing up to a first day course being delivered in March and awaiting the warmer weather to play football on the school grounds. Wishing all a lovely weekend.
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023 P16 cooking up pork noodles stir fry! Year 12s and 13s have been busy in the catering room this morning cooking up pork noodle stir fry. With some students realising a little bit of spice goes a long way! Great effort seen by the students in following a recipe and their presentation skills are going from strength to strength.
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023 Post 16 STEM event
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023 Post 16 Students are off to the ballet! Post-16 students have been given the opportunity to attend Micheal Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, a gothic ballet at MK Theatre Thursday January 19th at 2:30pm (estimated return to P16 is by 5:15pm). Tickets for P16 students are £5 which is an incredible saving as they retail for £55 pounds, and there is only a few spaces left. Sign up with Ms Dehnel by Friday January 13th.
  • Friday 9 December 2022 Post-16 pay tribute to the Knife Angel Post-16 students have had the sombre experience this morning of visiting the knife angel – a current art feature in Milton Keynes this month to raise awareness on the devastation caused by knife crime. This is a visiting exhibit that is here in Milton Keynes this month and our students were in awe of the sheer size and amount of weapons used in its creation
  • Thursday 8 December 2022 Its Christmas Market Day for P16 Several students this morning will be setting up our very own Christmas market stall at Stephenson Academy to showcase and sell what they have been working on this term in their enterprise qualification. A lot of upcycling, woodwork, and art has gone into making a range of Christmas crafts and decorations. The stall will also be featured in the Bridge Academy West Christmas Market morning Friday December 9th. More photos to follow – we are so proud of what they have achieved over the last three months.
  • Wednesday 30 November 2022 Post-16 Enterprise is Gearing Up for their Christmas Market Stall The Post-16 students have been hard at work creating their market stall items ready for next week’s Christmas Market Stall at Stephenson Academy Thursday December 8th. The students will be selling their creations to both staff and students Thursday morning and collecting evidence for their Enterprise qualification. Its all looking very festive!
  • Friday 25 November 2022 Post 16 students attend the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Some of our students are completing their Level 2 Home Cooking qualification this year and in supporting this, yesterday they attended the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham to see demonstrations from top chefs, explore a range of food sampling and spark their passion for this important life skill. They all really enjoyed it and even picked up some swag to take home! These students will aim to complete this qualification in the summer of 2023.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 Post 16 100% Pass their Level 2 Award in Customer Service A co-hort of six students signed up to complete a Level 2 Award in Customer Service, coming in Mondays during their own time to work through the syllabus and complete the online modules. Today, the last of the final exams were taken and we are pleased to announce that all six students have passed this qualification, and for some of our students this is their very first Level 2 Pass! Congratulations to all! Our next additional and independent qualification opportunity will be coming up in the spring term for students to sign up to.
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 The P16 workshop has begun work! P16 students are busy upcycling puzzles pieces into Christmas wreaths, records into candy dishes and teacups into posh bird feeders all ready for their Christmas Fayre in December. These and more will make up their Christmas stall all part of their enterprise qualification being done this term.
  • Monday 7 November 2022 Mock Exams Week will begin Monday November 21st All P16 students with be sitting mock exams the week of November 21st in English and Maths and will have an assessment in Work skills and Enterprise. Students will be bringing home revision materials over the next fortnight and these grades will also help to inform their December reports; which may be requested from colleges/apprenticeships or employers as we enter the spring term and applications open for September 2023. Please support your child in reminding them of the importance of these and if you have any questions/concerns please contact P16 reception/form tutors.
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 Maths and English Functional Skills exams Maths and English Functional Skills exams will take place Thursday November 3rd and Friday November 4th – if you have been entered for these exams you will be receiving your exam timetable this week.
  • Thursday 20 October 2022 Term Dates
  • Friday 14 October 2022 Open Afternoon! 14th October
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