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During lockdown the SEND students in our bubble and SEND staff were very busy being creative.
They decided to make some hand-crafted Easter cards to sell, with all money raised going to the late Rebecca Davies charity, Diabetes UK.
The students will be working with the access leaders this week to develop thier functional skills and sell these cards.
During the first lockdown Mr Walker and his son decided to lay their very own lockdown patio from start to finish, and 10 months later it is still looking good.
Pupils at The Marches School celebrated World Book Day by dressing up at home, and virtually entering a competition.
Yesterday The Marches School hosted the second consultation meeting between three groups of students and representatives from the Futures Oswestry Group who are working on the ‘Masterplan’ for improvements to the town.
The students listened to the latest updates and feedback their thoughts on what the priorities should be. The students engaged brilliantly on a range of topics including: transport, social spaces, retail, housing and crucially, things to do for young people in the town. It was great to see them have some impact that could prove to be really powerful in shaping change.
Staff & pupils from the Marches School thoroughly enjoyed their Virtual Fete. Congratulations to Lucy who won the big raffle, and Lily one of the stars, who entered numerous events.
Congratulations to the winners, can you see the resemblance?
Congratulations to these little cuties for winning the Cute Pet Competition
Congratulations to our winners, these are the wonderful entries received for the Virtual Fete – Art, Cooking, Origami and Science competitions
Wonderful examples of competition entries received.
Cute Pet Competition entries received for The Marches School Virtual Fete
Look at these little cuties entered into the Cute Pet Competition!
Fantastic examples of work completed at home by The Marches School pupils in Science.
Year 8 pupils spent time writing their lockdown reflections.
Beautiful examples of Year 8 exploring Quilling
Year 10 pupils have been working hard in Science.
The Marches School staff and pupils have been busy voting for their favourite teacher to have a custard pie face at the Virtual Fete
Next week pupils from the Marches School & Sixth Form have the opportunity to do just that! The school is holding a Virtual Fete to raise money for their chosen charity Ethos. This online fundraising event will be based on a traditional village Fete, jam-packed with activities, games and challenges for pupils to try and win fantastic prizes.
The Marches School
We were saddened to hear the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore a true hero and inspiration to us all
The Cake Fairy made these delicious cakes for The Marches School Staff
“I am glad you enjoyed the cake you are all working so hard in very difficult circumstances and I just wanted to show my appreciation in a way I could. I used to be a baker and am currently on furlough in my current role at the moment. so I came up with the idea of the cake fairy as a way to relieve the tedium of everyday being the same. I have had previously delivered cake to local people who are currently working full time or have difficulty leaving the house from the circle of people I know and just to cheer people up a bit as well as myself.. One of your pupils designed the badge for me” The Cake Fairy
Have you learnt something new during lockdown? Here is a collection of tiles created during the Covid -19 Pandemic.
Year 7 Geographers have been busy designing their own Theme Park .
Year 8 used new technologies to create digital outcomes in Art
Year 8 pupils enjoyed problem solving in Science by designing a PPE outfit. This wonderful example shows a “Safety Suit for Socialising”
There’s snow place like home! These lovely images capture snowy walks, in the local area.
Lockdown was the perfect time to get those green thumbs working! Mr A grew roses and a wonderful selection of herbs and vegetables in his garden, using pots and a raised bed.
Did you know that there are over 16,000 animal and plant species in the world that are on the brink of extinction?
The British Iron Work Centre, National Educational “Extinction Trail” for Schools project is to raise better awareness of the extinction crisis and to highlight the importance of doing what we can to conserve our world’s wildlife, we have created an educational “Extinction Trail” right here at the Ironworks.
This is an ongoing project whereby we intend to create the top 100 most endangered species. Please our website for further information.
Look at this fantastic DIY climbing wall & slide! Created during lockdown at home in the garden to entertain the children. Climbing and sliding is so much fun!
Here at the Ironworks, supporting charities and groups whilst tackling national issues is a huge part of what we do, and we strive to support as many people as we possibly can each year. Conceptualised during the height of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our National NHS Hospital Support Programme was created as a way to provide hospitals all across the UK with additional support.
With the rainbow now seen as the symbol of the NHS, we wanted to create something that encapsulated this whilst creating maximum public impact – so the NHS Rainbow Sculpture was born. These giant rainbow sculptures have been specifically designed to not only thank our national hospitals for all of their hard work but to also help them to raise crucial funding for their cause.
This is a Rivers project with a focus on the River Severn, completed by Evie in Year 8. She has done a fantastic job looking at the landforms!! Evie shows she is clearly very motivated working at home – well done !!
During lockdown the weather was favourable and the pace of life much slower! One local family spent time outdoors, digging borders and planting a variety of shrubs & flowers in their garden to pass time .
Just another sweet moment in life!
Beating the boredom in lockdown!
Look at this Coffee & Walnut Sponge and delicious Chocolate and Malteser cake created during lockdown by a first time junior baker!
During lockdown and whilst back in school pupils have sent postcards to our local care homes and local community. Pupils have been sending their thoughts and experiences of lockdown as well as sending Christmas cards. While it’s a small gesture, the resulting deliveries bring a great deal of joy to the older people who receive them.
Two Shropshire teachers Mr Pritchard, Assistant Associated Head of The Marches School and Mr Deery, Head of PE at The Priory School wanted to inspire their students to keep raising money and stay motivated during lockdown. They completed a marathon each in their garden using only a six-metre track. This heroic feat took just under 10 hours to complete and raised over £3000 for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.
Sports Day took place at home during the pandemic! Staff organised events for pupils to take part in. In our Video Gallery you will see how much fun they had!
At the end of term pupils & staff took part and got active! They raised an excellent £560 for their chosen charity The Movement Centre by achieving a sponsored walk.
Throughout lockdown Key Stage 3 pupils continued learning food technology at home. Look at their fantastic creations!
Year 8 spent the day in the Science department making model viruses, antibodies and vaccines. They researched how viruses spread and how vaccines work. Some amazing models were made and students were able to show their creativity and team working skills. Each form voted for their favourite model, Max won with a fantastic clay virus.
Year 7 first worked with their tutors to reflect on the Lockdown period that disrupted so many lives and left so many pupils feeling a sense of loss – for a love one, missing friends and families or opportunities denied them as they left year 6 and moved up to The Marches. They wrote messages on their white T shirts and both commemorated and celebrated the events of the year by completing the colour run with their classmates. Lots of paint was thrown, pupils laughed and looked forward to the future as life memories were created with new friends.
Fantastic examples of work created whilst distance learning