We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our pupils on their hard work and perseverance this year. Despite the additional challenges that our children have had to face this year with Covid-19 still prevalent in our communities, they have continued to work very hard and attain highly commendable results with several pupils having earned end of term certificates for all their achievements this year. We have uploaded the relevant certificates on to Tapestry. We wish you all a happy and safe summer.
The pupils have all been working so hard during the Summer Term! They have participated in their daily lessons, which incorporate Speech and Language, Occupation Therapy, self help skills and Online safety into the core subjects. Woodland walks around The Hop Farm grounds have continued, with pupils completing worksheets and taking back to school natural materials to make either a musical instrument or art work.
We wish our staff, pupils, parents and carers a lovely Summer Holiday!
Today, at Quest, the pupils have been learning about space. They have engaged in a variety of activities including making a rocket, counting work sheets, using ICT to add their photo to a body of an astronaut and learning about the Solar System. The experiment to launch a rocket in the play ground was a big hit!
As part of our healthy living focus at The Quest School, the pupils are encouraged to eat a range of fruit during snack and lunch. They are offered different fruits including pears, oranges, bananas and blueberries as part of their five a day. The pupils really enjoy choosing which fruit they would like to try.
In order to continue to build on various life skills, our Sixth Form pupils are participating in cooking lessons this term. With some of the pupils following recipes, they will be making a range of hot and cold meals for their lunch including pasta dishes and sandwiches. The pupils will work on numerous skills including following instructions, using utensils safely and maintaining good hygiene in the kitchen.
The pupils at Quest have all been participating in an Olympic Theme Day today. They have been learning about the Olympics through various activities. There has been baton and medal making, colouring in the Olympic flags, making motivational posters and an obstacle course in the playground.
We hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing half term.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.
Here at Quest, the mental health and well-being of our staff and pupils is paramount.
For the staff, we are proud of our supportive culture, robust Mental Health and Well-being Policy and the comprehensive range of external support provided by our Employee Assistance Provider – Health Assured.
The pupils learn about how to communicate their emotions and are provided with tools to help them regulate their feelings. We also run some Yoga sessions with the pupils to help them connect to their physical, mental and spiritual practises in order to improve their mental health.
We are excited to announce that one of our staff has achieved her BCBA Qualification. Congratulations Caitlin Ball! This entailed completing a Masters in ABA, gaining seventy five supervision hours and sitting a very tough exam. A great achievement!!!
On the 22nd of April 2021, pupils at The Quest School observed Earth Day by participating in an Assembly where they learnt about what the Earth is and why it is important to us all. The pupils also explored different ways in which we can all help to take care of the planet including recycling, water conservation and how to save electricity. The pupils then designed their own Earth Day t-shirts.