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Read the article below to see what the GPUTC students have been getting up to since GPUTC moved to remote learning in March.

Written by Katie Spong, Henry Raywood and Bradley Knighton (Year 10)

1000 Point Challenge!

During lockdown, our year 10 and 12 students participated in a 1000 point challenge. This challenge consisted of our core subjects (English, maths and science) which had there own challenge mat. All the challenges points ranged between 10 to 100. The lower the points the easier the challenge. These points be all collected together and be announced when we are back in school, hopefully in September. The students with the most points will be awarded with a range of prizes. Some of the challenges included: writing an email to the NHS saying thank you for how much hard work they are putting in during the COVID-19 pandemic, think of science keywords beginning with every letter of the alphabet and condense one topic into a revision card and drawing a room in your house to scale using techniques we learnt in our specialist subjects.

See below some work that students have produced over this period of time.

Written by Katie Spong

Reopening of GPUTC

I (Henry - Year 10) went back at school on the 22nd June for the first time since March. It is not what I expected because we have to keep two meters and keeping to the guide lines, which is difficult sometimes as it isnt normal for young people to be kept apart. I think we have all done really well to ensure that the guidelines are adhered to so we can keep everyone as safe as possible. We have 3 live lessons a day and finish at 1pm. It is a lot easier being at school (rather than working from home) because I get to see my friends and see some familiar faces. We have had lots support and help with with the work because all of our teachers have been available on Microsoft Teams or email all day. We also have team meetings on a Tuesday, in groups of 5 or 6 students, to make sure we are all doing our work and to ensure that we have as much support as possible.

I cant wait to get back to school in September.

Written by Henry Raywood


Lockdown Activities

Since the start of lockdown the GPUTC have been really busy trying to help the local community out with PPE. We donated 750 pairs of gloves, 80 pairs of eye protection, aprons, wipes and masks to the NHS. In addition to this our Engineering team have been constantly manufacturing and distributing face masks to local businesses, such as nurseries, hairdressers, pharmacies, doctors, post offices and other high risk industries. So far we have manufactured and donated over 400 face shields!

Toilet Roll Challenge


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