alternative curriculum ROSS-CURRICULAR; LEARNING THROUGH STORIES!
In the Alternative Curriculum I have had the amazing opportunity to work in dif- ferent subjects in a cross-curricular way. We did all our learning through different stories like Arabian Nights and the Alchemist. This really helped and made us remember lots of things.
My most favourite subject has been writing and a lot of other students and me have improved massively in our essays, which are now more descriptive. I have appreciated what the teacher has done. I hope throughout my days at Villiers my English will be the best that it can be.
By Anjan Amuthan TUAREG MASKS
We made amazing Tuareg Masks with the great help of our magnificent teacher Mr. Murphy. The Taureg Masks were related to the work we have been doing on The Alchemist which was a really enjoyable story.
We had just been studying ‘The Lion King’ and Africa before that and our studies of the Middle East really blended in well because I really enjoyed studying about
North Africa which was really interesting. By Saif Ali Khan
The Alternative Curriculum class went to lots of educational trips such as The Imperial War, the Science, the Natural History, the V & A and the National Maritime Museums. We also went to Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, London Zoo and a 3-day camping trip to Paignton in Devon!
One of my favourite trips was the Lyceum Theatre to see The Lion King. The stage was spectacular that you couldn’t take your eyes off it. I really want to go and see it again.
By Sumira Thapa.
Africa. We studied African animals, the genocide in Rwanda and the DRC, the civil war in Sierra Leone as well as food, habitats and religion.
In the second term, we learned about the story of ‘Hamlet’ and the life of William Shakespeare. We even went to Stratford Upon Avon. We studied a great deal on Shakespeare’s life, his love, his children. At Stratford, we were able to see his houses and those of his family but we were not able to see his burial place at the holy trinity church because there was a funeral taking place when we visited. We also went to the Globe Theatre and learned about how it was burned down and how the peasants and the rich were separated. We also learned about the Black Death and how this affected the people at the time. We have done so many exciting studies. By Daniel Gill.
When we visited the Science Museum we learned a lot through games. In one of these games we had to be the president and decrease the pollution and global warming by putting things like windmills etc in order to help the earth.
By Gursharan Uppal. 11 The Dangerous Forest
“The sun was dazzling vigorously in the Amazon Forest. It was hot and the humidity didn’t make it any better. Suddenly ‘Snap!’; I heard a sound... something or someone was stalking me...”
A few sentences from The Dangerous Forest by Saif Ali Khan.
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