Welcome to Community Learning at Ormiston Victory Academy
At Victory, we know that extra-curricular activities really matter to families and we want to offer your child special opportunities to try out new sports and hobbies during their time with us.
We also realised how enjoyable these activities can be if they become ‘family learning’ – we are parents ourselves and we know how hard it is to find quality time to connect, so last year we began a series of ‘Parent and Child’ classes. Of course, these can also involve grandparents and older siblings – we only ask that there is always a child enrolled as part of the ‘twosome’.
Our Parent and Child classes have included courses like Beauty, Bird-Box Making, Astronomy, Mandarin and Ceramics – but we are always looking for new ideas. They usually span one half-term, so they include around 6 sessions.
We do not charge for these sessions because we believe they have a positive impact on your child’s engagement with the academy and enjoyment of their education – we know these two things matter: it is impossible to secure excellent academic achievement without dedication and support from both parents and teachers alike.
Community Learning Classes – Spring Term 1 (2016/17)
The following Parent & Child Classes start week beginning Monday 9th January 2017.
We hope you take advantage of the opportunities listed below:
CHAMPION SCIENCE – LECTURE SERIES
This is a course set up to; champion what it has to offer and explains why it is so important in our everyday lives. The course will cover a broad range of scientific topics, not featured in the national curriculum, chosen specifically to spark some curiosity and get you excited about science and make you want to find out more. There will be lots of demonstration and hands on experiments as well as potentially guest speakers in their field of expertise. Topic will include:
- What is science?
- Perception – how your brain can be tricked.
- Great experiments from history
- What is a scientist? And other careers in STEM
- Micro world what happens when we go small?
- The meaning of life – what is life?
- The Electric Light Orchestra – a guide to light, sound and electricity (the rock and roll of science).
Manicures, facials, magazine make-up and much much more! Learn how to give yourself a professional pamper!
Come and join Parent and Child Yoga with Shell Rider. Shell is a certified FRYOG yoga teacher and teaches Hatha yoga. You will leave feeling relaxed, yet focused. Yoga mats available to borrow. “We have asked Shell to run afternoon classes for staff and everyone has enjoyed them so much – they are perfect for making your mind and your body feel energised and relaxed.”
BEAUTIFUL TOTE BAGS
Learn to create your own personalised tote bag using basic sewing machine skills and a range of hand embroidery techniques and applique.
Sociology looks at society and how it works with everyone contributing their identities and self to their communities, countries and globally. We will look at what sociology is and how we all fit into our society with our commonalities and differences and how these influence our lives. We will introduce different perspectives such as Marxism and feminism and look at how they view family life in the UK and globally.
CERAMICS & PAINTING
Choose to dabble in either ceramics or painting. Learn how to create your own object in clay or enjoy developing new painting skills and techniques while creating a masterpiece!
Study the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-Earthly bodies and phenomena. Enjoy the course for pleasure, or take a GCSE at the end of the year.
Joining our Community Learning Classes
Our community learning classes are open to everyone in our community. Classes are Free if you are related to a current student at the academy.
If you would simply like to join us and learn something new, there will be a charge of £4 per session.
To enrol, please complete the online form below or send an email to Ms Curson on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to learning with you!