Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Kepier learners have planned a residential visit to Liverpool with the support of 'Can Do' Funding.

Whilst in Liverpool, they will be following the 'Willy Russell Trail' to increase their awareness in English Literature. They will view Gormley's sculptures at Crosby Beach and also squeeze in visits to Art Galleries and Museums. The learners involved are working hard to raise levels of attainment and make accelerated progress as they approach their GCSEs this summer, and are absolutely thrilled to receive funding to be able to support learning and making progress.

Councillor Anne Lawson and Councillor Kevin Johnston were delighted to visit Kepier to support the project and present funding to the learners from the Coalfield 'Can Do' Fund towards their trip to Liverpool. They said "we hope they all have a fantastic time! It’s great we are able to provide funding from the Area Committee that will support and engage with the learners in their learning progress. We were also impressed with the brilliant artwork on show, which is another project they have been working on”

Pictured are Councillors Lawson and Johnston, together with some of the learners involved in the project.


A group of of our Year 11 learners visited Newcastle University to take part in ‘Inspired Choices’, an on-campus event for the learners to see how their GCSE and A level qualifications can shape their future plans and relate to a variety of different degree disciplines at University.

The main focus was on developing key skills such as:
• Decision making skills
• Research skills
• Subject specific knowledge

The learners had the opportunity to attend a series of interactive subject tasters to experience what it is like to study these subjects at University. They covered Engineering, Forensic Psychology and Law. The sessions were interactive and really made the learners think about some of the directions they could go in their future.

Many thanks to our Guidance Officer Miss Watson for organising this event!!!