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Year 7 News

posted 6 Oct 2014, 04:38 by Matthew Shenton   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 04:39 ]
Year 7 have now completed their first month at Four Dwellings Academy and were treated last week to a jam-packed day of team-building adventures at Blackwell Court, an outdoor pursuits centre in Bromsgrove. 
The pupils spent the day rock climbing, on obstacle courses, stacking crates and completing team challenges. Everyone had a great time - both strengthening friendships and making new friends!

Pupils were also surveyed regarding how they have settled in to life at their new school - the results can be seen below.





Year 7 Survey October 2014
97% are happy at school
96% feel safe
97% feel they can talk to staff if they are worried about something
93% find all lessons enjoyable
94% say they have homework every week
95% know how to report bullying
94% feel the school deals with bullying
97% state there are trips and extra curricular activities

Some of the comments:
"I really enjoy lessons because they are fun and the teachers are safe and strict"
"I really enjoyed Blackwell Court it would be good to go on trips like that again"
"I am enjoying after school football training"
"I have enjoyed being at this school so far and personally feel that I am improving gradually"

Suggestions for improvements:
"There should be more clocks in classrooms"
"Have more halal variety in food"
"Have lockers and more activities to do at playtime"