13 March 2023

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Three Priory pupils are boosting their creative talents by attending UCLan's Saturday Club. 

Year 9 Rhea, Year 10 Megan and Year 11 Amba give up their Saturday mornings to attend the courses for 13-16-year-olds in Art & Design and Fashion & Business. 

Rhea concentrates on the Fashion & Business sessions. 

“I make my own clothes and love fashion so it’s good for me" she said.  "We have made a Tote bag recently and dresses. It helps me develop new skills.” 

Megan attends the Art & Design sessions. 

“I like art and don’t do a lot of it outside school so this was a chance to make myself do it every Saturday morning. 

“We do a variety of projects and it’s good fun while also learning a lot of new skills.” 

Their work was exhibited last month at UCLan's Victoria Building.

The National Saturday Club network helps young people develop new skills, grow in confidence, make new friends and learn more about options for further study and the breadth of careers open to them. 

Lead Practitioner for Personal Development, Mrs Hopes added, "It is wonderful to hear about our pupils being involved in activities outside of school, which add to their Personal Development. Everything pupils participate in can be added to CVs and applications for future jobs, apprenticeships and Post 16 courses. 

Pupils can use these activities as evidence towards the Priory + Award which rewards involvement; that develops their 'Cultural and Heritage' knowledge, as a 'Future Citizen, that adds to their 'Mental and Physical Wellbeing', acts as a 'Skills Builder' or that develops pathways towards careers and their 'Bright Futures'."

Photo taken on World Book Day; Rhea is dressed as Wednesday Addams and Megan as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games.

Tags: Creative Arts Technology Personal Development