Learners of the Week

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Learners of the Week

Congratulations to all our Learners of the Week.

The Learners of the Week for last week are …………..

Year 7:   Freya L. Freya was nominated by Mrs Coates for her outstanding work in English. She is a wonderful Year 7 student with a very high number of achievement points, no behaviour points and 100% attendance.

Year 8 : Jake G, nominated by Ms Wamsley. ‘I have covered Jake in a number of lessons and he is always such a hard worker. He is keen to do his best, asking for extra work when he’s finished and not daunted by difficult tasks. I have given him a number of achievement logs and he has so many! He is polite both in school and on a morning when I am on duty – a fab student.’ 

Year 9: Josh S has been working really hard in science this year and has been nominated by Mr Brown and MrMcArdle. They are really pleased with how he has been completing additional work in order to improve his attainment. Josh has also been staying in his free time to ensure he catches up on work missed during his music lessons. Well done Josh.

Year 10: Owen C nominated by Mrs Robinson for continued effort and hard work in Chemistry

Year 11:  James E contributed to the success of the Year 7 Disco by setting up the light and sound in the Theatre. He also had the all-important role of DJ. Everyone in attendance had a great time. James was a great role model at the event for the Year 7 students and should be pleased with his effort supporting this Caldew School community event.

Year 12: Vicky F, Maggie M, Jess P, Sean B, James P, Jesse, Tom W, Ewan W.

The team of 8 have worked so hard since they began Young Enterprise last October. They have delivered presentations, set up a fantastic social media profile that has led to a huge amount of coverage and interest in their business. They are now in the final stages of the competition and will compete at the County Finals at Rheged at the end of term. As you may know Nestle have shown an interest in the team since they gave a presentation to the management team there last November. Below is a email I have received from them.

“I have been incredibly impressed over the past few months with the Attitude of Atmos. Atmos showed the characteristics of a mature corporation, very early in the YE journey, to quickly recognise one of the most important factors of modern business – collaboration. Atmos approached us and asked if they could come to site, and talk to us about the plan they had to tackle plastic waste. It is important to add, this same week, Nestle Worldwide announced its plastic waste reduction, acceleration programme across the globe, meaning Atmos were just as quick to respond to this as the World’s Largest Food and Drink Manufacturer. The factory's senior leadership team & I, were delighted to see a young team who presented so confidently, with a strong pitch of why we should support them, of course this came at a cost of many sachets! Atmos were very nervous at this point, but we were genuinely impressed by the product and the attitude at this stage. It was clear at this point the effort that had gone into this amazing product and idea. From this, they had the backing of Nestle. It was incredible to watch the team develop. Every time we met, confidence grew, more product was being ordered & sold, incredibly cost savings were found immediately at Caldew and other local businesses had also recognised the talent Atmos had, and the determination they had to back this up.

I believe a point the team should remember and carry forward with them is when they came back to Nestle to set up a trade stall. The team confidently stood, with a very well put together stall and a mass of excellent looking products, and approached every member of our operations team that walked past. The stall also caught the eye of our Technical director, Aris Protonotarios, who is in charge of all manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland.  He agreed that the steps the team were making, should also be made within Nestle, and supported the cause by buying a cup. It has been a pleasure to watch this team grow and develop, showing core traits of a successful business unit, who could easily compete and be successful, in today’s very challenging environment.”

Rowan Bulman, Operations & Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice  – Nestle UK&I, Dalston Site

Year 13: Imogen R nominated by Miss Archer. She took the lead on a class task which has taken several lessons to complete. Imogen kept the group on task, shaped the direction of their work, collated their findings and emailed me the finished work. It was a significant undertaking and she showed great leadership, insight into what she was being asked to do, and respect for those she worked with. 

The Headteachers Learners of the Week are ……………………… the Year 12 Young Enterprise Team

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