Language & Learning Development News
News from our LLD Faculty
Language and Learning Development (LLD) Challenge Activities
Many students have taken part in ‘Challenge Activities’ run by the LLD Faculty. They have enjoyed designing different things like pie charts, shoes and jars for a mini-garden project. The girls had a lot of fun decorating their work, coming up with new ideas and supporting each other.
‘Challenge Activities’ have been a great way for the girls to have fun and spend time with their friends.
The homework club run by the LLD Faculty is very popular. The girls complete tasks and homework given at school in a safe and supportive environment with access to iPads and other technology. They are supervised by staff who help students with their work. Students work in groups and pairs but also independently. The club takes place every lunch time and many students attend on a regular basis. We encourage our students to use different resources including books and computers, in order to support their learning and improve their revision techniques. Homework club is a great way of strengthening our students’ learning.
Bath Bombs Activity
A group of Year 7 students took part in a ‘Making Bath Bombs’ activity organised by the Language and Learning Department.
They learned how to make ‘bath bombs’ using skin loving ingredients like Epsom salts and lavender oil, applying team working skills including: following instructions on a recipe, measuring ingredients, guessing and deciding when the mixture may be ready to be assembled and, finally, moulding them.
It turned out it was not as easy to make them as they thought at the beginning. The feedback shows they enjoyed the activity, which some found a bit messy and others found fun.
Here are some comments from the girls:
I liked mixing the food dyes to make the colours.
We had to be accurate in measuring to make the bath bombs.
We had to work as a team.