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New Woodfield Post 16 building

The new Post 16 building is looking amazing! We will have our own separate area in the grounds of the school, our own kitchen with a servery, covered outdoor areas, a huge social room and a good range of  outdoor spaces. We can't wait to move in, ready for September 2023. 

Woodfield Whirlers wow audiences at the East Surrey Dance Festival, Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, March 2023

Grease Megamix

The first song that the Woodfield Whirlers performed on the big stage this year was the Grease Megamix. The audience of over 400 people clapped, sung and loved every minute. Both videos are from the dress rehearsal earlier in the day

You Can't Stop the Beat

The Woodfield Whirlers came back later in the show to bust some moves to their favourite song from Hairspray, You Can't Stop the Beat.  It was an incredible finish. 

Both songs with some photos and thoughts from the performers. 

Everyone was both nervous and excited throughout the day but at the end we were all so proud. Well done to all of the performers and Post 16 staff, especially our amazing choreographer Sharon, for putting on another incredible show. Thank you to parents for all of their help too. An amazing day. 

Royal Horticulture Society School Gardening Awards 5*

Over the last 6 months, all Post 16 students have been working hard learning many new gardening skills, studying the wildlife in and around the Gateway Allotment and have really developed their confidence when working within a garden environment. It is wonderful to see how all students have built such a lovely repour with the allotment staff and their volunteers too.

Students have learnt to dig over beds & mix in compost, aerate the ground, saw wood for the chiminea, learn which plants/seeds we grow at different times of the year, made bird / bee boxes, put up a poly tunnel, learn how and when to water plants, repot plants and split plants.

Students enjoyed being outdoors, learning how to use the space around them. They also used the sessions to work on their Enterprise projects. They planted and then dug up the cultivated vegetables which they then sold on to staff and parents and also used them in their cooking lessons.

We are proud to announce that with all of the amazing hard work and effort the students have put into their sessions that they have been awarded the highest RHS Schools Gardening Award – 5*.

As a reward for the students’ hard work, Post-16 have been awarded with a £200.00 National Garden Gift Voucher, an “RHS Five Star Gardening School” plaque and a level 5 certificate for each student.

Well done to all of the students and staff but especially to Beth for all of her hard work coordinating, to achieve this award.

1.2 million new trees initiative

As part of Surrey County Council’s ambition to be a carbon neutral county by 2050,

Woodfield Post-16 students visited St Bede’s School in Redhill for the morning to plant trees.  Surrey CC will be planting 1.2 million new trees (one for every resident) by 2030, both in urban and rural locations, and will support them to grow to maturity. Students thoroughly enjoyed putting their gardening skills into practice for a great initiative. 

White Christmas

Many of our students have loved learning not only the words to many great songs this term, but also the Makaton signs and symbols. In this video, many of our students sing and sign a lovely Christmas, White Christmas. Well done to Sharon, Cat and everyone involved in learning this new communication skill. 

Supported Internships

Ex-Post 16 student, Gracie, has just completed a Supported Internship with Nescot.  Her placement was at the Holiday Inn at Epsom Downs. She started in September and by February there was interest in them offering her paid work.  She now has a contract of employment and as the Internship has finished she is working with them as part of the breakfast team.  Her confidence grew during the placement and she was put forward out of all those completing the Internship and won 'Student Success'.  Nescot filmed Gracie and her fellow Intern at the Holiday Inn and asked various questions about the programme. 

Meanwhile, her sister Ellie, also an ex-Woodfield Post 16 student, started a Supported Internship with Nescot in September and is hoping to go to a placement related to catering.  Ellie has also been busy continuing with her volunteering at the Riding for the Disabled alternate Sundays and every Saturday morning at a charity shop.  She also applied and was interviewed for some work experience by Harrison Catering and completed 9 days at Cheam High in the kitchen.  She did a range of tasks from making fruit pots, cooking paninis and after building her confidence, ended up serving over 60 students.

Everyone at Post 16 is so proud of the girls and we can't wait to see how they get on in the future. 

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Tyra's Charity

James' sister Tyra is trying to raise £10000 to assist Woodfield, which is a registered charity, in purchasing essential items such as a new mini bus that will help further extend the wonderful experiences that the school offers our students. If you would like to donate to her JustGiving Crowdfunding Page you can click on the link below: 

Woodfield Whirlers at the East Surrey Dance Festival 2022

Every March, the Woodfield Whirlers, Woodfield Post 16's amazing dance group, perform in the East Surrey Dance Festival, run by Star Steppers at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill. The East Surrey Dance Festival is a celebration of dance and is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our pupils talents, in a non-competitive environment, in a professional theatre. This year our pupils chose to perform The Nicest Kids in Town from Hairspray. Here is a video from the dress rehearsal.  

The Gateway Allotment Project. 

The Gateway Allotment Project is a thriving community garden project based at New Pond Farm Allotments in Earlswood. It is run by a local charity, the Surrey Care Trust and helps people to make positive changes to help them to feel better about themselves. Participants learn new practical skills, improve their confidence and make new friends too. 

At Woodfield Post 16, we feel very lucky to be involved with Zahra and her team and we look forward to working at the allotment each week. You can find out more by following their Facebook page.   

Anti-bullying Week- Odd Socks Day

We wore odd socks on Monday 15th November, 2021 to celebrate that we are all different and unique. Odd Socks Day kicks off Anti-bullying Week, where this year the theme is, 'One Kind Word.' 

Orpheus Music Project

During Lockdown in March, 2021, Woodfield Post 16 teamed up with the Orpheus Centre to write, practise and perform our own songs. We are very grateful to the Orpheus Centre staff and students for helping us to express ourselves through music and performance. We hope that you enjoy watching the video as much as we enjoyed performing in it.