The Priory School recognises its position as a vital part of the community, and provides opportunities for our students to broaden their understanding and experiences of the community they are part of, incorporating local, regional, national and global communities.
The School provides a variety of exciting Community Courses every term. We are an approved Centre by the Royal Society for Public Health to deliver Food Safety in Catering and Nutrition Healthier Food & Special Diets Level 2 Awards.
Please click to view the courses available: Community Courses.
Year 10 students visited an Age Concern Day Care Centre over a period of time and worked with their clients teaching them how to use the Nintendo Wii and surf the net.
The sessions were a great success with really positive evaluation comments from clients such as "We want more time please" This has been a really useful and positive experience for us" "We learnt about equipment that was not familiar to us, golf was really interesting" 98% of Clients thought the sessions were very good and would not change anything. Student evaluations showed they really felt the sessions were rewarding and they were helping people. They felt fulfilled and couldn't believe some of the reactions to learning new technology.
Please click to view the case study: Bridging the Generation Gap Case Study.
The school has a range of business partners who we are forever grateful to for their time and support. You can view a list of the Businesses & Organisations who support The Priory School by clicking the link below:
We have selected a few examples of business partnership engagement:
English @ Work Event
This event has been organised to educate Year 9 students on how important it is for them to have a good understanding of English for when they leave school to help them with future employment and education and in their everyday lives. Businesses & organisations talk to students about the English skills they use in the work place and about their own personal career path
We also hold a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) and Careers Event organised the same as the English @ Work Event every year
The Challenge was delivered to 160 year 9 students working with 3 businesses an architect and 2 marketing research companies over 2 days. Objectives:
Please click to view the Business & Religious Philosophy Enrichment Week Resource.
Due to the current economic situation and the fact that a lot of local businesses in our area are small to medium size we were finding it more difficult to arrange for business people to come into school and talk to the students. Our Head of Business came up with the idea of producing a professional video of a selection of businesses being asked questions by Year 10 students. A DVD has now been produced titled The Priory School 5 Business Interviews the students are asking questions to Livesey Print & Mailing Group, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Tarmac Quarry Shrewsbury, Bang & Olufsen and G E Bebb & Sons a local dairy farmer.
The Priory School organises various primary school projects and activities such as:
Blue Skies Primary School Business & Enterprise Challenge
This challenge involves students being asked to produce a prototype drinks container looking at product design, marketing, promotion, finance & budgets. Teachers are invited to attend with students for a CPD session involving participation, observation & networking opportunities. We have introduced a new pilot evaluation form called ASPIRE to this challenge ASPIRE is linked to the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). This evaluation has been produced to monitor the before and after impact of the event for students and staff.
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Blue Skies Primary School Innovation Challenge
This challenge is delivered on primary school premises for the whole of Year 5 students every year. The Challenge has been designed as underpinning knowledge for students leading on to the Business & Enterprise Year 6 Challenge. Students will participate in design, marketing and financial activities.
Blue Skies Primary School Business & Enterprise Club
The club was designed to give students skills & knowledge on how to set up their own mini enterprises using enterprise skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, risk taking, perseverance, leadership, flexibility, decision making and financial capabilities. Business People are invited to participate in a Dragons Den Panel where primary students pitch their business ideas to them at the end of the 5 weeks.
Primary Art & Design Sessions
The school offer an after school club for primary students to give them the opportunity to come to The Priory School and spend some time in the big school and take part in fun drawing and painting activities.
We also offer an Art & Design morning when primary students spend the morning in school and take part in designing and making their own clay masks.
Design & Technology Primary Mornings - Developing Woodwork Practical Skills applicable to the New Primary National Curriculum for D & T
Primary students take part in making and designing a wooden construction working with The Priory School Year 10 students and Product Design Teacher. They develop a wide range of skills using a variety of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing.
Science for Fun Primary Sessions
Primary students participate in lessons at their own primary school and also attend The Priory School using the science labs to learn about particle theory and investigating acids and alkalis!
New Intake Students Fun Morning
The Priory School Fun Sunday is all about providing an opportunity for children who are due to join The Priory School the following September a chance to meet their peers and have a taster of the extra curricula activities they may experience at school. This not only supports our school transition process but enables children to make friends before they start the big school!
Workshops are held for parents and carers to attend where they learn about Languages, Maths and English within the curriculum and are given guidance and support to help their children with homework.