Friday, 17 November 2017

EBP South Amazing People Awards - Amazing Educational Establishment

EBP South Amazing People Awards - Amazing Educational Establishment
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We were recently nominated for an Award at the EBP South Amazing People Awards. We attended the award ceremony last week hosted by Solent Hotel & Spa to find out the winners.
16 Awards were handed out on the night and we were nominated in the category of Amazing Educational Establishment who Promote Careers Education.
We were nominated with 5 other schools and colleges in the region. After a tense wait when the nominations were read out we found out the result.
We are very grateful to have won in our category. We would like to thank EBP South for this award and thank all of the staff form The Polygon School for their hard work in prompting careers learning and work experience over the past year.

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EBP South Amazing People Awards 2017 - Work Experience Pupil

EBP South Amazing People Awards 2017 - Work Experience Pupil
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Last week one of our Year 11 pupils attended Solent Hotel & Spa after receiving a nomination for EBP South Amazing People Awards 2017. He was nominated in the category of Amazing Pupil - Work Experience.
We would like to congratulate Arron who won in his category. He was a credit to the school and it was great to see him represent us.
We are all very proud of his hard work and commitment to his work experience placement. It was great to see him, accompanied by his mum and dad, receive his award.

WorkSkills Construction Site Visit

WorkSkills Construction Site Visit
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Over the past 2 weeks we have been lucky enough to become involved with Kier Construction. The company is currently based in Charlotte Place building the new Premier Inn.
Two weeks ago they joined us in our WorkSkills lesson to talk to the KS4 pupils about career options in the construction industry and within their own company.
Last week they hosted a group of pupils on a visit to their construction site.
The pupils had a H&S briefing and then toured the new hotel. Each floor was at a different level of construction and it was good to see how a building project of this size is finished.
Our thanks go to Kier Construction for their very informative tour.


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Our biggest week EVER on our Doddle!

Who is our Doddle Champion for week 9?

A sneak preview of the results poster

"Well done to everybody for our largest amount of work completed EVER in a week on our Doddle!  Good luck in assembly finding out the Champion."

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Halloween Slime!

Today to mark Halloween, 4CJ and 4AW made spooky slime!

If you would like to make slime at home, here is the recipe:

PVA glue
borax salts
food colouring, glitter etc.

1) Mix 100 ml PVA glue with 100 ml water.
2) If you want coloured slime, add a few drops of food colouring.
3) In a small bowl, mix 1g of borax with 25 ml of WARM water and stir until most of the borax has dissolved.
4) Add the borax solution to the glue and water mix, and stir to make slime!
5) Knead with your hands to get a smooth texture.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Engagement Programme visit Southampton Boat Show

All Polygon pupils were lucky enough to get tickets for the Southampton Boat Show. The Engagement Programme set off in search of some Sunseeker yachts and freebie pens!
One of our boys had a brother who was working on the security gate so we found him and went over for a quick chat. He told us about some good stalls to visit and where to find the biggest yachts!!
We found them! After taking our shoes off, we walked around one of Sunseeker's luxury yachts. The most expensive sells for £7million!!

Monday, 9 October 2017

KS4 Work Expreience

Work Experience at Sainsbury's local.
One of Year 10 pupils successfully completed a 1 week block work experience placement at Sainsbury’s local in Bedford Place, Southampton.
Zack had a great week at the store. The staff were very welcoming and made him feel right at home. Zack got to learn how the store worked and assisted his “colleagues” with stock checks, product placement and shelf stacking.
We would like to thank Sainsbury’s local and look forward to working with them again this term as they have agree to have more of our pupils join them.