We are part of a programme to connect different schools again this year. As before we are linked with Beaconsfield High School and are providing opportunities for pupils in Year 9 from both schools to get to know each other and work together on short projects. So far we have met twice, once at the Film and Television School in Beaconsfield and just last week at “Becky High”.
At the first meeting we just got to know each other a little and spent time chatting and finding out names etc. At the second meeting the girls were reunited and happily sought out their partners to work in mixed groups. The Alfriston pupils were offered a tour of the High school and were struck with how big it is compared to here and they were very envious of the cafeteria system there.
The activities focused on rules and why we have them. It was fun to discover the rules from the two schools and to compare and criticise them. The girls also had a chance to write their own rules and to consider the mysteries of unwritten rules especially in relation to some of the difficulties facing young people on the Autism Spectrum.
It was great to see the girls interacting so readily with one another and these smiles say it all!