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Making It Real

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In this programme, we reveal how a school in Doncaster gets its pupils awash with enthusiasm for vocational GCSE subjects.

Ridgewood School is a specialist engineering college that strives to make vocational subjects true to the spirit of each course. Wherever possible they inject initiatives into courses, moving pupils away from traditional classroom teaching.

One such project is a raft-building day; an outdoor activity day organised by both the engineering and PE departments. PE staff focus on team building and working together whilst engineering staff teach pupils how to build a raft robust enough to lift a weight out of the water.

This programme explains in detail how the project works, and shows how pupils benefit by combining teamwork, solid engineering practice, and real enjoyment.

Part of the series: Vocational GCSEs

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