New backyard launched for Fleetwood Excessive College’s Lighthouse Centre


Official opening of The Lighthouse Backyard at Fleetwood Excessive. Headteacher Richard Barnes cuts the ribbon.

The backyard is a part of the college’s Lighthouse Centre, which is an ‘various provision unit’ for pupils proper throughout the age vary, from Years 7 to 11.

With the opening of the Lighthouse Backyard, the pupils will study a variety of abilities and play a key position in growing the amenity with planting, rising and woodwork tasks, amongst different actions.

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Tyler Wooden, aged 12, on the official opening of The Lighthouse Backyard at Fleetwood Excessive.

Melanie Foster, a nurture instructor on the Lighthouse centre, which opened final 12 months and gives provision for round 40 pupils, stated: “A few of our college students discover the mainstream curriculum difficult, for various totally different causes.

“A few of them is perhaps prone to going through exclusion from college, which might not assist them with their training, or battle in different methods.

“On the Lighthouse Centre we’re in a position to ship a extra hands-on curriculum which can assist interact the pupils.

“The backyard goes to play a giant position in that and along with studying sensible abilities, there will probably be {qualifications} they’ll work in the direction of as nicely.”

Work already underway on the Lighthouse Backyard at Fleetwood Excessive College, because the amenity is formally opened.

These embody ASDAN credit, the vocational equal of GCSE.

One of many tasks, involving the the pupils constructing a motorbike shed from recycled wooden, has already been accomplished, as has the event of a compost heap within the backyard.

A brand new mission for the approaching time period will see a winter vegetable backyard being developed, whereas in one other a part of the backyard a brand new ground house will probably be created for a seating space.

Fleetwood Excessive College, on Broadway, has round 1,000 pupils.

Official opening of The Lighthouse Backyard at Fleetwood Excessive


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