Not all learning needs to take place at the school, in a classroom. In fact, some of the best lessons come from getting out and about into the community - discovering new places and having the opportunity for new and exciting experiences. That is exactly what has been happening at the Arc School Old Arley this week.
The children and young people in Year 10 have been considering how music can make them feel in their music lessons. As part of this topic they attended a performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall where the Orchestra played a variety of pieces that express emotions through music.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience, developing a greater understanding of what a powerful impact music can have on our emotions and, conversely, how these can be portrayed through music.
The children and young people in Year 10 and 11 have been learning how to look after a variety of animals as part of their Animal Care Course. As part of their extended learning they visited a local Vets Clinic, taking one of the school’s emotional support dog for a health check.
They were able to learn how to do physical checks and understand the day to day working of a Vet’s clinic, discussing the health and wellbeing needs of the animals with the vet and each other.
Well done to everyone at the Arc School Old Arley, sounds a lots of fun, we look forward to hearing where you get to next!