R.E.A.L. Welcome for the Community

3rd December, 2018

On Friday 9th November, elderly Mansfield residents were welcomed to R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS) for fish, chips and entertainment. RAPS learners and staff organised the community event in partnership with Respectful Care who provide high quality home care services to vulnerable adults. The afternoon was financed by R.E.A.L.’s successful bid for funding from the… View Article

UK Construction Week Experience

3rd December, 2018

Last month R.E.A.L.’s Construction BTEC Level 1 learners had a trip out to the Birmingham NEC for the UK Construction Week event showcase. UK Construction Week (UKCW) is the UK’s largest built environment event and consists of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2019, Building Tech Live, Surface… View Article

Art Exhibition Success!

3rd December, 2018

On Wednesday 17th October at Woodhouse Road, R.E.A.L. Education learners showcased their art to friends, parents, staff and their fellow learners. There was a wide range of art on show – ranging from traditional to electronic. A popular exhibit was ‘artwork created by robots but programmed by learners’ as part of R.E.A.L.’s STEM project. Russell… View Article

The Education Bus gets a Makeover!

3rd December, 2018

The progress of the R.E.A.L. Education bus is gathering pace! The mobile educational resource that R.E.A.L. Education are working on in partnership with Mansfield Building Society now has a new set of tyres, a roadworthy MOT, has also been painted and is due to be ‘wrapped’ in its new exterior decoration. It’s getting even closer… View Article

Harmless Staff Training

3rd December, 2018

Last month, staff members took part in important continuous professional development (CPD) at Woodhouse Road, delivered by Nottingham-based organisation Harmless. Harmless offer a range of services and support for self harm and suicide prevention, and provide the tools and training to deal with situations that may arise when working with young people. 30 members of… View Article

Enterprising Christmas Fayres

3rd December, 2018

On Friday 14th December, R.E.A.L. learners will be organising and running their own Christmas Fayres as part of a special R.E.A.L. wide Christmas Enterprise Project. Learners taking part have been given £5 each, and have the opportunity to hold stalls at hubs across R.E.A.L. to try and make their £5 grow. They could sell produce… View Article

Charity Fashion Show – High Street Fashion at Discounted Prices!

29th November, 2018

Once again, R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS) are hosting a charity fashion show, with all profits going to the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust – a charity that supports innovative and creative educational solutions for children and young people, between the ages of 5 and 19, who are “lost to learning” and “hard to place”. The event,… View Article

R.E.A.L. Caring School Recognition

24th October, 2018

R.E.A.L Education has achieved a GOLD standard as a ‘Caring School’ by Caring2Learn Lincolnshire. Caring2Learn is a Lincolnshire County Council research project with an overall aim of improving a wide range of outcomes for Lincolnshire’s looked after, post-looked after and other vulnerable children and young people. The project is part of the Department for Education’s… View Article

R.E.A.L. Apprentices help power County Battery

24th October, 2018

R.E.A.L. Education’s Creative Digital apprentices have secured a commercial contract to deliver a corporate video for a Nottinghamshire company. Based in Kirkby in Ashfield, County Battery Services has over 40 years experience and expertise in servicing customer requirements within the battery industry. They chose to work with R.E.A.L.’s Creative Digital student enterprise company after being… View Article

R.E.A.L. on the Road

24th October, 2018

R.E.A.L. Education’s Chairman, Brian Smith is in the driving seat as R.E.A.L. get an exciting project on the road! Working in partnership with Mansfield Building Society, we’re creating an innovative mobile educational resource. This amazing partnership will help to transform not only the bus in the picture, but also the lives of local young people…. View Article