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Work experience feedback from Bay Tree Café

Work experience feedback from Bay Tree Café

Posted by Avalon School on July 15th 2019

Chloe was a pleasure to work with and very well liked in the team. Chloe had become more confident with working with the customers during her time with us and was willing to try new things. Her jobs included working in the kitchen, keeping things clean and tidy, food prepping, baking and decorating. Her main role was dealing with customers, taking orders to tables and clearing tables. Chloe had always got on well with the other café workers, trainees and staff. Chloe was always perfectly dressed and presented. We wish her all the best for the future’. ‘Luke was also a pleasure to work with, he was always very hard working, keen to please and interested in the workings of the café. It was obvious he had an interest in catering especially baking and his jobs involved baking cakes and decorating cakes. Other jobs included preparing food for the café, general cleaning and keeping the café tidy. Luke always got on well with the other trainees, staff and customers. Luke was always well dressed and presentable. Good luck in the future Luke’. ‘The Bay Tree cafe has been working with the students from Avalon School for round 5 years, 2 students on one day a week. The students have always been a joy to work alongside and it was helped to run smoothly by Avalon support staff. It has been a great partnership and we look forward to working together again’.

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Avalon School makes TES finals

Avalon School makes TES finals

Posted by Avalon School on June 24th 2019

Shout out to Avalon School in Street. The school made the finals of the TES School Awards 2019. “It was amazing to be shortlisted, they had over 500 applicants” said Julie Walker. There were 8 shortlisted in the category of alternative provision school of the year. Avalon was up against seven other schools from across England and Wales at an evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 21st June. They didn’t scoop the award this time but a massive well done for getting there. We are proud of our school and proud of all of our students’ achievements. If you would like to visit do give us a call or email the school office, visitors are welcome. If you are a business who would like to work with the school and offer opportunities we would love to talk to you! Phone number: 01458 443081 Email: sch.610@educ.somerset.gov.uk

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AVALON HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TES SCHOOLS AWARDS 2019

AVALON HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TES SCHOOLS AWARDS 2019

Posted by Laura on May 17th 2019

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes Schools Awards 2019. It's been revealed that Avalon has been shortlisted for the alternative provision of the year award. Tes editor Ann Mroz said: It is wonderful to see such great ideas and excellent practice emerging from our schools and teachers, especially at a time when schools are under financial pressure. We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was very high, so all those shortlisted should be very proud: it’s an extraordinary achievement to be on this shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the Tes gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 21 June 2019. To see the full list of who's in the running, pick up a copy of this week's Tes, or visit tesawards.co.uk

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ICT in 4 Hut

ICT in 4 Hut

Posted by Laura on May 3rd 2019

4 Hut have been working on a project using micro:bits to learn about coding. All students were able to create a code which displayed an image or a scrolling line of text when a button is pressed on the micro:bit, with some students learning how to use other inputs including shaking and tilting the micro:bit. This work has contributed to their accredited work in ICT, using different functions of the computer to input information. They were very proud of their creations and their ability to use these mini computers, displaying a wide range of computational thinking to problem solve, create and collaborate.

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Sixth Former's Teach Bread Making

Sixth Former's Teach Bread Making

Posted by Laura on May 3rd 2019

Following the success of their bread based cuisine at the Lunch Bunch Pop up Cafe, Sixth Former's have spent an afternoon this week teaching other pupils in school how to bake bread. Watch out for their youtube video on 'How to bake bread' coming soon to the website

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Valentine Raffle

Valentine Raffle

Posted by Avalon School on February 14th 2019

A massive thank you to everyone that entered our Valentine Raffle. We raised £127.00 for our Hydrotherapy pool appeal. The Guillemont Champagne and flutes were won by Helen Chainey, DKNY Donna Karan parfum for women was won by Sarah Clothier, Clinique Chemistry skin cologne for men was won by Emma Sage, Pandora silver butterfly and love charms were won by Terri Muxlow and Val Smart won the Love juicy heart toiletries set and plaque. WELL DONE EVERYONE

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The Lunch Bunch Bakery

The Lunch Bunch Bakery

Posted by Laura on September 13th 2018

Sixth Form have been busy working on their bread recipe ready for the launch of their new pop up cafe and bakery delivery service... The Lunch Bunch. Today they successfully tested their bread recipe, filling the school with a delicious aroma. Look out for dates for The Lunch Bunch on tour when they will be 'popping up' in Stawell, Bawdrip and Moorlinch.

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Leavers Prom 2018

Leavers Prom 2018

Posted by Laura on July 9th 2018

On Wednesday 27th June, KS4 and 6th Form students partied the night away at the Leavers’ Prom, this year to a film and film awards theme. Student's arrived to a fizzy reception, in their prom outfits, in cars, on motorbikes, in a tractor, in a lorry and in a 'princess horse drawn carriage'. Students enjoyed an evening of food and dance, with a buffet, ice cream bar, photo booth and disco. Showing their best moves on the dance floor and poses in the photo booth. Students got glittered and sparkled so that they were disco ready before DJ Greg Mason spun his best tunes and kept the dance floor full all night long! A big thank you to Bob Burns (Burns the Bread bakery) for kindly donating a delicious buffet and to Brookside School for donating the use of their fabulous marque - Prom's never had such a glamorous location. Also, many thanks to Selworthy School who at the last minute delivered us air conditioning units - so that everyone could dance all night with out their glitter running!

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Fun Friday raises £974!

Fun Friday raises £974!

Posted by Avalon School on June 25th 2018

On 22nd June, a very sunny Friday afternoon, Avalon School held its annual Fun Friday event to raise funds for its Hydrotherapy Pool appeal. This event was open to the local community as well as students and parents. Students delivered flyers to neighbours and were glad to welcome them. In addition to the usual range of fun activities, music and food there were also a selection of products to purchase made by the students. These included body scrub in 3 scents, artwork prints and mugs, play slime, greetings cards, plant pots and plants. There was also a meet and greet opportunity with the local fire and police services with their emergency vehicles. The school would like to thank all that supported the event, either by attending or giving donations, in particular we would like to thank Steve the Burger Man, the Pete Wagstaff band, Lovingtons, and Screwfix. The total raised was £974.00

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Brue Boys Choir Visit

Brue Boys Choir Visit

Posted by Nev on June 22nd 2018

On Wednesday 20th June, we were thrilled to invite Brue Boys Choir back for another exciting performance. We all enjoyed their singing and thanked them for their kind donation which we used towards our whole school ‘Lions of Zululand’ day. Here are just a few of the many positive feedback comments from the visit. ‘It was emotional – different voices made me engaged and focused’. ‘Kind to take time out of their busy day’. ‘Good singing, it was good to interact with them’. ‘I liked the singing, it sounded like lions’. ‘I loved it’.

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