CVQO provides inventive ways of studying in order for our pupils to achieve more from their school experience.
CVQO Schools Project Partnership
Our first cohort of Year 9s has been fitted out with kit and boots to undertake their Tuesday sessions with Mr Cant and Mr Starmer, who along with Mr Sunter are leading them towards their BTEC Level 1 qualification in Teamwork, Citizenship and Personal Skills. It is great that the staff have fitted so well into Solway life.
Some of their exploits are described in the diary entries for the first 2 sessions in newsletter no. 22. We are delighted to be able to work with the charity and that all of our Year 9s will be included; I am sure the pupils will benefit enormously from the project. I am sure the second cohort are excitedly awaiting their turn.
Mrs L Baird
Instrumental lessons are now well underway. At present there are 7 pupils studying guitar and 3 studying violin. There are still opportunities to start lessons, if interested see Mr Kirby.
Year 7s and 8s have been learning to sing and sign the song "Get Up and Sign", in order to take part on February 5th in an attempt by schools throughout Britain to break the existing Guinness World Record for the number of people singing and signing a song simultaneously. At present the record is 116,980, let us hope our contribution helps add up to a new record. The purpose is to raise awareness for childhood deafness for whom the organisers, the national charity Sign2Sing work. A drum and percussion club is to start on Wednesday lunchtimes, if you would like to take part, please see Mr Kirby.
Pupils who wish to improve their singing or playing, forming a band or see themselves as the next "X Factor" finalist should come along on a Tuesday at 3.00pm to the music room to join the After School Music Club, run by our visiting musician, Ian Kellett.