Service Learning, Learning to Serve
Service-learning refers to learning that actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which often benefit others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum. Community-based service activities are paired with structured preparation and student reflection.
At Terra Nova our core guiding principles included understanding that we are obligagted to do good with our education and also that we all have a role to play in the world in which we live. Our curriculum at Terra Nova includes aspects of service learning. These are purposefully included to give meaning to the learning of our students.
To faciliate and enhance our community belief in doing good better, the school has a Service Committee that includes staff, pupils and parents. Any community member can choose to be an active member of this group.
Terra Nova believes that our community has a role to play in helping the United Nations achieve their Global goals. These goals are fequently referred to and play an important role in our PSCHEE programmes.
We believe that service can impact on the following outcomes.
- Positive impact on students’ academic learning
- Improves students’ ability to apply what they have learned in “the real world”
- Positive impact on academic outcomes such as demonstrated complexity of understanding, problem analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cognitive development
- Improved ability to understand complexity and ambiguity
- Greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral development
- Greater interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills
- Reduced stereotypes and greater inter-cultural understanding
- Improved social responsibility and citizenship skills
- Greater involvement in community service after graduation
- Connections with professionals and community members for learning and career opportunities
- Greater academic learning, leadership skill
In November 2015, Year 7 and some of their siblings scaled Winder in Cumbria. Despite the wind, the rain and the fog, a marvellous time was had by all.
Everyone made it to the top and back down again, and the bond between our stalwart Year 7s was strengthened further.
Cake sales and sweet sales crop up in the diary regularly at Terra Nova school.
An excellent fund raiser every time, the children who organise the cake sales are rewarded by clean plates as fellow pupils stock up on end of week treats on Fridays! Not every Friday we hasten to add!
The brainwave of Capesthorne House! Capesthorne teamed together and painted every child that wanted to be face painted with an African animal of choice in support of “Facing Africa”.
The children looked fabulous and the face paints stayed on all day!
Individual attention and personalised learning tailored to each and every pupil, leading to inspirational outcomes.
A proud heritage steeped in traditional values with a thoroughly modern approach and delivery.
2½ to 13 years
Seamless transition, specialist teaching, leadership opportunities, all-round nurture and outstanding pastoral care.
Makerspace, The Hub, 32 Acres, Shooting Range, Swimming Pool. Stunning facilities in a beautiful environment.
French, Spanish, German and Latin, taught by experts in the knowledge and understanding of second language learning.
On Tuesday 2nd April the Junior and Senior school celebrated all things STEAM with an off timetable morning lead by Mrs Boyland and Mrs Andrews. The students worked in multi age group teams to complete challenges around the theme of space, designed to test their...read more
On Friday 22nd March, the news was reported that Shrewsbury School hosted a 'Prep School Art & Design competition 2019' (click on the link to read more) which four of Terra Nova's pupils were selected to attend. Mrs Fiona Fontes, Terra Nova's Head of Art is...read more
Terra Nova School’s rich history is remembered and celebrated by oldest person with connections to the school.
On Monday 1st April, Mr Philip Stewart, Terra Nova's Headmaster was delighted and honoured to be able to meet with Mr. Wheildon Brown who was just two years of age when his father became Headmaster of the school, then based in Formby. At 93 years of age, Mr Wheildon...read more