In celebration of Movember, HMYOI Cookham Wood organised a collaborative enrichment project which culminated in a cake sale. Various departments, including English, maths, catering, and barista classes worked closely together on the project to contribute to a charitable cause.
Using persuasive language and digital skills, learners typed an advert for a muffin sale, while maths students calculated costs and quantities for approximately 500 muffins. The learners in catering were initially responsible for baking and decorating the muffins, and the barista classes complemented the muffins with coffee. In art classes, learners created posters using different mediums such as paint, crayon, pencil, and acrylics to entice staff members to the cake sale.
The cross-curriculum project instilled a sense of teamwork and collaboration amongst learners and stressed the practical application of skills and a collective effort toward supporting men’s health initiatives.
The muffin sale, was held on Wednesday 15th November, showcasing the transformative power of collaborative learning, and giving.
A positive impact on participating learners
Through the project, learners were able to gain new and valuable skills that they can utilise post-release. By embedding English, maths and digital into the project, learners were able to gain functional skills in a non-traditional environment, whilst also enhancing their soft skills such as communication and teamwork.
The event was a huge success amongst learners who were awarded with recognition and prizes for their outstanding contributions. Participating learners also demonstrated exceptional writing skills during the project, with several individuals earning nominations for their work to be featured in a global staff email.
The recognition learners received not only highlights the talent within the group but also showcases the project’s success in fostering and celebrating the learners’ achievements on a broader, global scale.
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