In support of the well-being curriculum, young people in Key Stage 3 (Group W) recently visited Greenmeadow Community Farm to get stuck in with some farming activities and to meet the many animals on the farm.
Greenmeadow farm has been a working farm for over 250 years, and Headlands pupils were able to get up close with a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals, as well as the usual cows, sheep and pigs. They were also treated to a demonstration of milking and even had a go themselves.
Headlands pupils were recently treated to a “Live Music Now” session, performed by Katie’s Allsorts Trio. The initiative seeks to engage children and young people in music sessions.
with a view to improving learning, social and personal development skills. This is achieved through
- Exploring and expressing feelings non-verbally, developing conversational skills.
- Improving mood; developing life skills such as turn-taking, collaborating, teamwork; increasing social interaction and self-confidence.
- Improving concentration, memory and developing creativity.
- Encouraging intentional movement, developing motor skills.
The sessions offer a unique means of self-expression and engagement, and Live Music Now will shortly be starting a residency project at the school involving pupils from across the Key Stages.