When talking to Logan it is clear how much of a positive impact the school has had on him and when asked to sum it up in three words he chose fun, interesting and different. “This is the best school” he said. “I really enjoy coming here. I wake up at half 5 every morning as I can’t wait to get ready and come in!”
The community spirit is one thing that stands out to Logan. “Ambrose is all about the people – staff and pupils are friendly and helpful and we all really do feel part of a community. If I need anything there is always someone to ask.”
“The way lessons are taught is a big part of what makes the school good - it isn’t just written work they always try to make it interesting and active and it really helps me to learn and remember things when we do them in a more creative way. We also have PSHE days where we don’t do our normal lessons and learn things that we need for life.”
Logan takes part in a number of after school clubs at St Ambrose and this has also helped to shape his experiences. He goes to clubs in Art, Architecture, Broadcasting and Drama Tech, of which his favourites are Broadcasting and Drama Tech. “There are so many clubs you can join. With Broadcasting club we got to visit a production company in Manchester and spent the day filming interviews with people on the street. We get to do editing too. I’m really looking forward to the BBC School Report where we will get to go to the BBC studios and use all their equipment.”
In Year 7 Logan took advantage of the peer mentoring programme. “This was a really good experience – I was paired with a Year 10 pupil who really helped me to settle into the school and helped with any questions.”
“I’ve grown in confidence so much since I have been at the school and been made to feel like I can achieve anything I want to. When I compare myself now to myself at Primary School I’m much more independent and want to go out and do things. I want to join the police or be an Architect in the future and I’m sure that when I leave Ambrose I will be fully prepared and on the right track as I always feel supported and guided in whatever I want to do.”
This is my Ambrose… a friendly and helpful place where I feel a valued part of the community.