Ardingly College develops educational links with over 1,200 pupils from local schools through mutually enriching partnership events over six days in June
Ardingly Theatre company: Students devised and performed an adaptation of Shaun Tan’s ‘The Lost Thing’ to 700 pupils in five primary schools from June 19th-23rd. The performance was interactive and pupils were asked to reflect on how they would treat someone who was lost and with whom they could not communicate verbally.
Maths Challenge with Lindfield Primary June 19th
Year 1 pupils took the Maths Challenge together in groups. Ardingly College pupils worked with Lindfield Primary Academy pupils and greatly enjoyed all things mathematical for the day.
The Big Sing on June 20th: 190 pupils
from 10 local schools rehearsed and sang pieces of music together in Ardingly College Chapel with West Sussex Music. The pupils raised the roof!
‘Into University’ June 20th
Ardingly College students helped pupils from a range of schools in Brighton with after-school academic enrichment at the ‘Into University’ organisation which raises aspirations in young people to stay on in education beyond the age of 16.
Girl’s football June 21st
More than 200 pupils attended two football competitions for girls of different age groups. Teams were made of girls mixed from a multitude of local schools and everyone benefited from the chance to work in teams and develop football skills. Boys, watch out!
Drama Workshop on Shakespeare with ‘Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company’ June 22nd
Ardingly College students worked with students from St Paul’s Academy to study and re-enact Shakespeare theatre pieces for the afternoon.
Orchestra Workshop with Great Walstead June 22nd
Pupils from both schools joined forces for a wonderful day of orchestral music-making.
Prefect Training with students from Royal Alexandra and Albert School and Steyning Grammar June 26th
Students from Ardingly College worked with those from Gatton Park and Steyning Grammar to develop their leadership skills in preparation for taking on the role of prefect next academic year.
Mindfulness training throughout April, May and June
A group of 18 teachers from Warden Park, Ifield Community College, St Wilfrid’s and Hazelwick were trained in Mindfulness over nine sessions. Feedback was very positive as teachers saw the benefits of Mindfulness in their own lives. Many of the teachers and counsellors now hope to deliver Mindfulness in their own schools.