The exam period is starting at the Orchard Centre. Please find below information regarding exams:
Students at the Orchard Centre break up today and will return on 16th April 2018.
Please find below a number of documents shared by West Midlands Police regarding staying safe.
The Lawnswood Partnership Centre of Exellence website is now online. You can view conference facilities and courses that we have on offer. Please visit the website here.
The Orchard Centre is open as normal today.
Due to adverse weather conditions The Orchard Centre will be closed tomorrow (2/3/18) to all students and staff.
Students at The Orchard Centre will break up on Thursday 15th February. They will return to school on Monday 26th February.
Last week was all about toasting marshmallows over the fire, this week has been all about the hot drinks. The weather has been dry for most of the sessions but we’ve had a couple of very cold days so the hot drinks have been very welcome. The photo doesn’t do justice to the impressive rainbow that took the edge off the one rainy session this week.
It’s been a week of practising old skills and learning new ones. Students have been honing their use of the storm kettle to boil water, practising starting a fire with a steel and fire rod and learning how to manage larger fires and how to extinguish them safely.
We’ve had a couple of new students join groups this week and both have fitted in really well. It’s been great watching the social interactions between students working in pairs of teams to build a fire and serve drinks. A fire and a brew has been a great tool to help our new students find their place in the group and for some our existing students to come out of their shells more.
Groups S & T merged to take part in practical experiments to see the reactions of group 1 metals and how compounds are made. Students demonstrated how magnesium oxide is formed.