Tuesday, 28 November 2017

In and Out of the Classroom

RHS Wisley Youth Takeover 

A selection of Year 9 students took over RHS Wisley Gardens for the day. They were tasked with leading tours, running their social media platforms and contributing to a collaborative art project with the aim of making the Gardens more accessible to young people as they try to diversify their demographic. 
Students were challenged to use their communication skills, creativity and ingenuity to develop ways in which the gardens can engage young people.  
It was lovely to see students learning a whole range of subjects outside of a classroom. 

Visiting The Houses of Parliament

On Monday 27th November, we took fifteen Young Carers to The Houses of Parliament for a fascinating visit of this world famous building in London. This included an insight into seeing the Robing Room and passes through the Royal Gallery to take her seat on the gilded throne in the stunning Lords Chambers.

We also visited the Central Lobby, the heart of Parliament, entering the intriguing rooms of the Commons before standing in the famous Chamber itself, home to the Speaker's Chair , the green benches and some lively political debates. The tour guild gave the students the chance to embrace the experience and let them follow him,  performing the Michael Jackson 'Thriller ' dance, which was the only time they would every get to dance in the Chambers.

Following the visit to the Commons , the students enjoyed lunch at Pizza Express, before the journey back to Woking. This opportunity was kindly sponsored by our local MP Jonathan Lord, who kindly funded the trip for our Young Carers to experience.

The tour guild asked the students who this iron lady was in the main hall way to The House of Commons, their reply was it was " Mrs Johnson-Walker, our Head Teacher!!!''