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Interventions & Events

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day

During October half term older LetterBox members were invited to attend a theme day, based around the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Each young person had been sent a copy of the text in advance to read, and then received a golden ticket inviting them to the day!

The morning was based at Morgans School in Hertford and the young people had a range of interesting activities based around the story. These included revisiting and sequencing the main events of the story, as well as designing, creating and naming their own chocolate bar. Finally each young person created the perfect wrapper to place around their bar. During the afternoon the young people went to The Theatre Royal in London to see the stage version of the story.

Homerton September 2013

This year's group of year 11s who came away were full of enthusiasm and commitment from beginning to end. The young people undertook a varied range of activities over the weekend, including:

  • workshops around future plans and employment and further education options
  • English, mathematics and science classes
  • a team building exercise
  • an inspirational talk from a guest speaker
Hatfield House Writing Intervention 2013

At the end of August, Hatfield House and Park Farm provided the venue for a Year 4 writing day. The purpose of the day was to develop the young people's writing skills to create an information leaflet for the farm.

The farm provided the inspirational setting for the young people and the effective use of technology formed a central part of the day. As well as touring the farm, the young people also had an opportunity to feed the animals.


Case Studies

Hertfordshire Virtual School for Children Looked After - Case Study Title: The Effective Use of One-to-One Tuition to Raise Attainment for Children in Care in Year 11

Study support is one way of supporting children in care and helping to raise their attainment and aspirations:

Student Leadership Programme - Case Study
Aim Higher Study Support Residential - Case Study


Aim Higher Visitstudents on a climbing wall


Residentail visitsstudents in the great outdoors