Year 7 students visited the famous theme park ‘Thorpe Park’ on Tuesday 30th October as part of their Westgate6 curriculum.
In Years 7 and 8, students at The Westgate School have a bespoke curriculum called ‘Westgate6’. This involves focusing on a ‘Big idea’ each half term which supports the development of each student to be equipped for life. The curriculum aims to make every student an effective communicator, resilient learner, adaptable leader, analytical thinker, creative initiator and independent organiser. Students have up to two lessons a week in learning sets with a learning leader to specifically focus on these skills and on Tuesday 30th October, 204 Year 7 students visited Thorpe Park for their ‘Consequence’ Entry Day. The day involved a variety of activities based on consequences including discussing the impact of litter on the environment as well as identifying key consequences of health and safety aspects of the theme park. The students had the task of completing a booklet before they were then rewarded with free time to enjoy what Thorpe Park has to offer.
Lauren in M71 said “This trip helped me think about the consequences that can take place at Thorpe Park as well as enjoy some time with my friends within the Year group.”
All Year 7 students will now be continuing to develop their skills of being a resilient leader and analytical thinker in all of their lessons at The Westgate School and will showcase their learning journey on the exit day for the big idea on Monday 17th December.
Miss O’Neill, Director of KS3 learning would like to congratulate all students for a very successful trip. They displayed excellent behaviour and high standards at all times and were fully engaged in the days activities. Well done Year 7 on another successful Westgate6 event!