Long Field; A Cognitive School Now Complete
By Long Field Academy | Friday, September 16, 2011, 21:05
New school year, new year 7 starters and new
The new Social Sciences building.
Chair of Governors Stephen Robinson opens the new building.
Student Ambassadors Harry Anderson and Lucy Sparling enjoy the 'Global Space' independent learning area with new Year 7 students.
building! Long Field School has just opened its latest new and exciting
development. The Social Sciences building has been completed ready for the new
academic year and Year 7 students are settling in to the new learning spaces in
the building well.
The building is a state of the art
construction housing five classrooms, one multi-functional laboratory and a
group teaching space/mini library. In addition, the building is to be equipped
with a suite of new laptops.
Each learning space has its own identity with
each room named after a famous person such as Churchill, Darwin and Freud. The
Social Sciences and Cognitive Learning Departments are now based in the new
build which also acts as a base for new Year 7 starters.
School starter Lauren Garner (11) of Burton
Road, Melton, said: "The new building is very big and has a lot of resources. I
am really enjoying my time here."
Fraser Rutherford (11) of Frisby, said: "I was a bit nervous about
going to secondary school at first but the teachers are really kind here and
there is a great classroom environment, everyone is very friendly."
Long Field, a 'Cognitive' school with
emphasis placed on the development of thinking skills and positive decision
making, aims to develop successful independent learners who are aware of their
own skills and how they can best be utilised in an ever changing world.
Every student at Long Field begins the day
with 'Planning & Reflection' time during which they set individual learning
goals and follow the local and National news. Year 7 students have made an
outstanding start to the new year with an excellent approach to their learning.
We hope that any prospective parents will be able to come and see these new
facilities during our open week beginning Monday 25th September.