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Oakfield High School and College Visit

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Today, we have welcomed Oakfield College to our wood workshop in Golborne. Students were keen to take part in a couple of workshops that allowed them to construct using tools and a variety of materials. We are pleased to show the results of the owl workshop, in which students worked creatively to construct their own individualised owl, which they were then able to take away. Well done everyone, they look awesome!

Oakfield High School and College

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It has been a pleasure to welcome Oakfield College at STEPScic this week. Students have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a range of activities and it was a delight to receive their feedback. Student comments included ‘fantastic’, ‘awesome’, ‘mind blowing’, ‘good’ and ‘want to come here’. We would also like to thank Oakfield High School and College for inviting us to their ‘Planning Live’ sessions it was a pleasure to meet staff, students and parents/carers.

Widdows Fisheries

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This week has seen the end of our fishing season and we celebrated this by recognising our attendees commitment and contribution by presenting ‘Fishing Achievement’ awards.  Our connection with Widdows Fisheries will continue out of season as we offer grounds maintenance support which will see our attendees clearing, weeding, mowing and pruning.  We are pleased to announce that this work has already begun.

 

Newsletter September 2018

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newsletter september 2018

Wood Workshop

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Our attendees have been busy in the workshop this week producing bird table tops.  This project has allowed our attendees to demonstrate their skills and provide evidence towards their next Open Awards certificate.  As well as Construction attendees at STEPScic are currently working towards Open Awards certificates in Art and Design, Gardening, Vehicle Cleaning and Valeting and Food Preparation.  We look forward to celebrating everyone’s achievement in the new year at our annual awards event.

  

Blackpool Tower Dungeon

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Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed the cast of actors, scenes and special effects that welcomed us at Blackpool Tower Dungeons.  We had such great fun getting involved in the different scenes with some of us even confessing our crimes in front of the Judge!  Following our escape from the dungeons we all enjoyed a fabulous lunch of fish and chips before taking time to enjoy the promenade and do a bit of shopping.  We would like to thank Blackpool Tower Dungeons for their warm welcome.

Dragon Boat Race 2018

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It is with great pleasure that we were able to support Think Ahead today with their annual fundraising event the Dragon Boat Race which was held at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club.  The event brought together a number of local businesses for a fun and competitive afternoon which raised money and awareness for those affected by stroke.  Director Terry Mann and Senior Support Worker Ian Young represented STEPScic and joined representatives from Think Ahead, Embrace and Express IT to become the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’.   The first race saw the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ become victors as they powered their way to the finishing line and went on to finish 5th overall.  A huge congratulations to Leigh Business Group who had the fastest time on the day and were the overall winners.  The event was attended by our attendees who enjoyed being part of the occasion and cheering on their team. We would like to thank Think Ahead for inviting us and to congratulate them on hosting such a successful event.

Curry Club

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Our cooking sessions encourage our attendees to choose a recipe, go shopping for the ingredients, use a calculator to add up the cost, pay at the checkout, prepare then cook the ingredients and finally enjoy the meal.  Today, curry was the speciality of the day with both a meat and a vegetarian option prepared.  Our attendees have enjoyed developing skills and working together as part of a team throughout the shopping and food preparation process.  A very successful and delicious meal was enjoyed by all.

Gardening

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As part of our community presence our garden maintenance team began work around the surrounding areas of the bowling green at Rose Bridge Community Club. They have worked extremely hard and have already made a huge difference to what will be an ongoing project. We would like to share the team’s success as we are extremely proud of what they have achieved so far. Over the next few weeks we will be looking to re pot the containers in order to bring some colour to the area. The project is currently seeking donations of plants, bark, soil and flowers. We will keep you updated on our progress over the coming weeks.

Animation

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Nick Park and his Wallace and Gromit creations have been the most recent inspiration in our art sessions.  Our attendees have worked independently with plasticine to create a range of fish, jellyfish and sharks.  We have put our individual pieces together to create an ‘Under the Sea’ theme and have brought our scene to life using animation software.  Our attendees demonstrated great teamwork, concentration, computer skills, imagination and social skills as they worked.  

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