OSFC Students Back Out and About
This week has been an exciting one, marking the return of educational trips and exciting learning experiences for our students. We are so happy to be back out and about, experiencing learning in different, interactive ways. On site learning can be highly valuable as it gives students a fantastic real world insight into their learning.
We've had three trips so far, each as exciting and as valuable as the last. Thrill seeking tourist industry look ins, experiencing nature/population impact in Dovestone Reservoir/Salford Quays and witnessing the arts in action, there hasn't been a dull moment! All of our students have shown exemplary behaviour and attitude.
Check out a review of each here:
Travel and Tourism and Business go to Alton Towers
The Travel & Tourism and Business students went for a visit on Thursday 14 October to Alton Towers to see the travel industry in action and to learn valuable background knowledge about a visitor attraction, customer service and marketing. They had a great day, sampling the rides, the weather was dry and it was much appreciated to finally get back out on a trip.
The customer service displayed was excellent and a great insight, staff were so smiley and dressed really smart. We felt really safe as staff were following all health and safety procedures to ensure the best customer experience
Geography visit Dovestone and the Salford Quays
The A2 Geographers have been practicing their fieldwork skills in preparation for their individual investigation. At Salford Quays they investigated the impacts of regeneration and rebranding strategies by carrying out land use surveys, environmental assessments, and questionnaires. During the trip to Dovestone Reservoir the students used tape measures and clinometers to take a range of measurements to calculate the carbon content of different types of trees.
It was so nice to practice what we have been studying and reading at home and in the classroom. It is a different type of learning.
Drama head to the Theatre
Both Year 12 & 13 Drama students visited the Oldham Coliseum Theatre to catch a matinee of "Sunny Side Up", the hilarious and moving account of a struggling Yorkshire coast B&B and the people who run it. It was amazing to see drama live and to gain a vital insight into not only local theatre but playing to different audiences and environments. Hopefully the first trip of many!
It's so exciting to finally get to see some live theatre, it's so good to be back out and about