Congratulations to students at the Sarum Academy
Students in Year 8 at the Sarum Academy were presented with their BTEC Level 1 Certificates in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship. Two further awards were made, to Mathew James, who won the prize for most improved student, and to Cameron Wilde for top pupil.
Well done to them all!
Biddick Academy students helping out at Durham Wildlife Trust
Students from the Biddick Academy are helping the Durham Wildlife Trust by doing some litter picking and restoring a stream and path.
They are doing this while on the CVQO Schools Partnership Programme to gain a CVQO-led BTEC in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship.
Michael Gove gave an interesting speech to the British Chambers of Commerce on making education relevant and useful to every child. Vocationanal qualifications such as CVQO’s BTECs will be part of this plan.
You can read the speech on this link.
Midlecott School and Casterton Business and Enterprise College increasing skills and confidence through the CVQO Schools Partnership Project
To build upon their BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship, students from Casterton Business & Enterprise College and Middlecott School, were rewarded with a day’s teambuilding at PGL in Caythorpe, near Grantham.
The students undertook a variety of activities including High Ropes, Zip Wire, Aeroball and Archery. The students thoroughly enjoyed the day, learnt new skills and overcame some fears, especially those who had a fear of heights!
It was great to listen to them encouraging each other to complete the tasks and the staff agreed that the course had really led to better teambuilding and helped several students boost their confidence
Ibstock Community College meet the RAF Mountain Rescue Team
As part of their course on the CVQO Schools Partnership Programme, the students from Ibstock Community College learn about mountain rescue from the RAF Mountain Rescue Team.
These activities will go towards satisfying some of the requirement for the CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship.
North Leamington School students get immediate benefit from learning how to build shelters!
In addition to helping with conservation, students from North Leamington School learnt how to build shelters - something which came in very handy as they finished just in time to use them to take shelter from a hail storm!
These students are part of the CVQO Schools Partnership Programme and will use these hands on learning experiences towards gaining a CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship.
Success for Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force!
Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force hosted a presentation evening at their headquarters in Dechmont, Cambuslang to acknowledge the achievements of nine cadets from the battalion who were successful in gaining their CVQO-led BTEC Certificate in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship in Youth Organisations at SCQF Level 4.
In order to gain their BTEC, the cadets took part in a range of activities designed to develop self-confidence and teamwork such as Foot Drill, Fieldcraft and map reading. In addition, the cadets were involved in supporting the community by fundraising for recognised charities such as the British Red Cross and Poppy Scotland.
Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Mushtaq Ahmad attended the ceremony, presented the cadets with their well earned certificates and took the opportunity to congratulate the learners all on their achievements. He finished off by saying that “they were a credit to the battalion”.
Congratulations to: Andrew Kyle, Ryan Dawson, Andrew Hailes, Codi Tait, Taylor Cuthill, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Kells, Shannon Ferguson and Daniel Haggerty on their success from the team, here at CVQO.
Partnership Project pupils conservation day at Ryton Pools
A group of year nine students from North Leamington School took part in a conservation day at Ryton Pools Country Park in Bubbenhall, Coventry on Thursday 20th March, as part of the CVQO Schools Partnership Project – an initiative funded by the Department for Education.
Under the guidance of CVQO instructor Mark Warden and Ryton Pools Senior Ranger, Craig Earl, the students had hands on experience in cutting down and trimming trees and moving rocks to open up a stream.
The visit forms part of the students’ CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship and the scheme is delivered using core values from the ethos of the military such as self-discipline and teamwork, to achieve an excellent education which will help them shape their own futures.
Dover Christ Church Academy learning and raising money for Marie Curie and the Dogs Trust
Learners at Dover Christ Church Academy in Kent have been working hard to raise money for Cancer Research and The Dogs Trust, as part of their CVQO Schools Partnership BTEC Level 1 qualifications.
Some of the students baked and sold delicious cakes, whilst another group completed the distance of the London to Dover cycle race on rowing machines and exercise bikes – what a great achievement!
CVQO have been wholeheartedly recommended by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster at Merchison Boys School in Edinburgh who explained that they have had ‘interesting developments’ in the school’s CCF program, with five members having successfully completed a CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 qualification in Public Service.
He goes on to explain:
“These qualifications are internationally recognised and well-respected in both the workplace and institutes of higher education. The successful completion of the BTEC course reflects commitment to continuous personal and professional development and it is an achievement of which the boys should be very proud. I would urge others in the CCF to consider taking on this most worthwhile challenge”.
You can read more about this on the Merchiston school website