Inspiring lessons at Long Sutton college

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The Peele Community College at Long Sutton understands how to get young people to eat their lunch – let them make it themselves!

In this case it was a pop up burger stall (pictured right) that proved a big hit with pupils as they had the chance to “build their own burgers”.

The scholars probably needed nourishment after taking part in a Science Super Learning Day. A group of Year 10 students learned about the science of fireworks.

Starting the day with a ‘flame testing ‘ investigation, pupils moved on to test a range of metallic elements by heating them with a Bunsen flame to see what colours they would produce.

A staff member said: “Some students combined a range of elements to produce a brilliant display of different coloured flames, from the brilliant green of copper to the vivid red of lithium. They then used the information from their investigations to design their own fireworks.

“The whole group worked brilliantly throughout the entire session, showing a high level of safety awareness during a potentially dangerous activity, as well as producing some fantastic firework designs. Well done year 10.”

Design and Technology students’ ingenuity was tested further with a challenge to produce a Remembrance Day monument, and the PE Department kept to the 1940s theme by using equipment from that era, such as tug-of-war (bottom far right).

Year 10 and 11 students are also improving their employability skills, taking part in workshops in interview skills and CV writing, delivered by Boston College, College of West Anglia, New College Stamford, Bakkavor and Bishop Grosseteste (top far right), and former pupils spoke about the transition from GCSE to A-Level.