Dexter's Bacc again

What an exciting week this has been!

Monday I met my assessor who talked me through my apprenticeship course options. This means my course is now in full swing and I can begin the more formal learning. On Tuesday we kick-started the day with the monthly team meeting which was very interesting and gave me a very good insight into Edge’s plans for the rest of the year.

On Wednesday I sat in on a briefing meeting with Peers hosted by Baroness Steadman-Scott in her office at 1 Millbank opposite the House of Lords. The building is full of history and I felt privileged to have been invited. The discussion was about Edge’s proposals for a new Baccalaureate which would allow students to have more choice and take more creative subjects at GCSE level than the current EBacc.

In the afternoon, I joined a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament to support the Bacc for the Future campaign. The Westcombe Brass quintet and ZooNation Dance Company performed and certainly showed the value of studying creative subjects. I also had the pleasure of meeting the legendary choreographer Arlene Philips and the artist known as Bob and Roberta Smith. Afterwards a letter signed by Edge’s Chief Executive and over 100 other signatories representing the 200 organisations supporting the campaign, was handed into 10 Downing Street.

Thursday was a little more relaxed, so I got through my daily tasks then completed some workbooks for my Digital Marketing course.

The week has been very busy and a day off will be very relaxing! To finish off a grand week, Friday afternoon we will be going to the Tea rooms to celebrate Anna’s last day at Edge with scones and cake!

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