All Saints Time Capsule ProjectPosted on April 5th 2017
Last week the Mayor of Stockton-On-Tees visited our Academy to discuss the Time Capsule Project which will be buried in the grounds of the new Leisure Centre in Ingleby Barwick.
Adam Bell of Year 10 writes about the project and his visit below:
"The SEND mentors are a group of students within All Saints Academy, in Year 10. Their purpose job is to help students in school with special educational needs, social barriers or students who feel vulnerable. This looks like; students who need a bit of help with their learning, students who are struggling to find friends at a particular time, or students who just want somebody to talk to about how they are feeling.
The best part of our job is when we help with the transition of Year 6 students from primary to secondary school. We visit primary schools, welcome Year 6 students to our academy and support them during their transition days here as we have got to know them.
The SEND mentors support the running of the Learning Zone at break and lunch time every day as well as Homework Club after school. We are assigned to a particular student who we support through school. We also get involved with other aspects of school life as well as managing special projects.
This half term, we have had a very exciting opportunity to work on the Time Capsule Project, the capsule will be buried in the grounds of the new Leisure Centre. We are collaborating with Myton Park Primary School and the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees. Items which are important to us will be put into the capsule and this will be buried in the ground for at least 100 years.
On the 16th March 2017, the Mayor came into school to discuss this amazing project. He met with the SEND mentors over break time to finalise and review our plans, and he was very impressed with our enthusiasm for the project and the new Leisure Centre. The Mayor led an assembly for all students in Year 7 to tell them about the Leisure Centre, the Capsule project and what it all means for the local community.
Overall, the SEND group is very important to the smooth running of the academy and for helping students in school and we are all excited about the new project and working with the Mayor."
You can also click here to see a list of artefacts that were buried in the Time Capsule Project.