Independent Skills in Y12 with Snacks and Cafe Sessions

The Year 12 students usually start the new week at Turney School with a reassuring routine. The first task of the day is to update the class noticeboard. Students take it in turns to change the day and date.

It’s then time for our light snack. The Year 12 students take responsibility for organising their own food. The aim is to help improve their independent skills.

The menu options include toast, cereal, and biscuits. We expect the students to look after their own resources, and wash up once they have finished.

The extra energy is needed at the start of the week as we then spend Monday morning at the nearby Herne Hill Velodrome. This is an inclusive session where all students get to ride a bike which is suitable for their learning needs and aims.

Other regular activities in Year 12 include our Tuesday morning sessions in The Turney School café. This is a dedicated food tech space that also helps the students to gain independence skills.

Recent menu items have included fairy cakes and rock cakes. Once these have been baked the students can then take them home to share.

Other summer term activities in Year 12 have included growing and caring for some plants. We also carried out many DIY and cleaning projects around the school.

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