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School curriculum is recognised by award

South Hiendley J&I School pupils celebrate after becoming an ambassador for Open Futures.
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South Hiendley J&I School pupils celebrate after becoming an ambassador for Open Futures. h322a425

Pupils from South Hiendley have been asking, cooking, growing and filming their way through a pilot education programme.

South Hiendley J&I School was presented with an award for its work as a flagship school in the Open Futures scheme on June 25.

The scheme aims to develop the primary school curriculum by introducing a new skills-based learning system, which is based around the four strands of Askit, Growit, Cookit and Filmit.

Headteacher Lisa Corson said: “It’s good to have the recognition and we’re going to put the plaque somewhere that the parents and pupils will all be able to see it.”

Mrs Corson praised the programme for opening up new learning opportunities for children. The school joined the programme in 2008.

Mrs Corson said: “Open Futures has been such a nice addition for us, it has enabled us to enhance our curriculum and, with the new curriculum coming in September, it equips the children with the skills they’ll need.”

Open Futures is directed and funded by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Since its launch in 2005, 64 schools from across Yorkshire and the south coast have taken part.

The project was developed to help children discover and develop practical skills and personal interests and values, which will contribute to their education and help to enhance their adult lives.

 

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