Timetable & Bookings

Venue – 245 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 9PW

Our learning year runs from January – December. 6 Terms a year. A Term is from 5-7 weeks.

You are offered 50% off the first session you try with us – this can be redeemed by entering ‘Trial’ at checkout. It needs to be booked on its own, not with other sessions.

Click here to download the Spiritus Timetable for Term 3 (Monday 15th April – Wednesday 22nd May)

Click here to download the Spiritus timetable for young people aged 10 to 16 years old for Term 4 (Monday 3rd June – Wednesday 17th July)

Click here to download the Spiritus timetable for young people aged 13+ for Term 4 (Monday 3rd June – Wednesday 17th July)

Download the Muay Thai documents: insurance document & conduct for parents and carers document


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All young people need to have the ability to focus in a session. If they distract a group consistently they will be asked to take time out in the lounge area. They also should have basic materials: a workbook and pencilcase with pen/pencil/ruler/rubber/sharpener.

We are happy to have your child stay with us inbetween sessions. We ask for £5 an hour for this service unless you are on site with them. It can be paid by: bank transfer stating their name, card onsite, or cash. Pease advise us by email if you will be using this service.

IF YOU HAVE 3 SIBLINGS ATTENDING FOR A WHOLE DAY 1 SIBLING CAN ATTEND FOR FREE- For more information about this please email jacqui@spiritus.org.uk

INDEPENDENTLY RUN SESSIONS – Our facilitators are able to use this site when Spiritus is closed. Please email them if you would like to join their sessions and you will arrange payment with them.


EVENTS FOR 2024

END OF EACH TERM – Parents/Facilitators Meeting & Your Business – Use this time to have an informal chat with our facilitators on the last week of each term. Please come in towards the end of each session. You are also invited to use our space on the last week of term to talk about your business and show parents and facilitators your products. Prop yourself up in our space and engage. Email to let us know to expect you.

SPORTS DAY – Is being organised by Discovery Den. Date: 26th July 11-4pm. All the fun games egg and spoon, Relay and so much more, tickets to take part are £5 ( for Home Educators) to cover costs of sports coaches etc. Crepes will be sold on the day. Young people and adults can sell their wares – tables are £10 each (set up at 10am). Location – Old Isleworthians Football Grounds, on the football pitch outside. EMAIL HANNAH TO BOOK A TABLE AND PAY FOR A SPORTS DAY TICKET hpriddle1@hotmail.com

The Discovery Den have been gifted a stall, get in touch with Jacqui if you would like to use it.

BEACH DAY OUT – Friday 14th June Clacton on Sea by Train. Please book your own train tickets. Please try to book the 10:18am train form Liverpool Street which arrives at 11:44, Returning 17:40, into Liverpool Street at 19:11. This is a fun day out when there is a group of us. Families and children of all ages welcome. If you cannot come with your child you can drop off at Liverppol Street Station.

SUMMER SHOW – Wednesday 17th July 130-330pm. We will be showcasing what our YP have been doing. We have Krisitina and Stuart hosting a line dance to get everyone having some fun. Alec will show what YP have been creating in Creative Computing and Hazel will show off woodwork pieces. A few improvs from Drama is also on the timetable……and more PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE. This is for you


TIMETABLE FOR JANUARY 2024

MONDAYS CREATIVE MORNING

MONDAYS

MAKERS MORNING  1030-12 Includes Art/Sewing or Pottery – your choice.

1030-12 Woodwork – Book seperately

Led by professionals and assisted by Art students from Morley College. Those who are advanced in woodwork will have professional help from the facilitator and be able to choose what they make.

During the Monday Makers session we aim to explore ideas from a given theme. Our first term has been all about the chinese dragon and making a very large dragon.

We then investigate shapes, forms, colours, textures and structure/framework to create a final design. We encourage the YP to work both individually and collectively by sharing ideas in order to take design decisions and move forward with the development of ideas. The YP are invited to undertake visual research and experiment with mixed media all along the design process from the brief all the way to the design delivery stage. 
In this session we encourage a multidisciplinary approach across art, woodwork and sewing.

TERM 3 Options will be woodwork and pottery/sewing/Art.

You can read the attached PDF for more information on Art & Woodwork

Muay Thai Club 1245-145pm

Holisitic coaching in the form of Muay Thai which is an ancient method. It teaches discipline and skills. Please read the attached information to give you more detail. You also need to print/email a signed copy of the 2 forms which state your child is in good health to do this session and you agree to the parents conduct.

DRAMA AFTERNOON – 2-330pm

Confidence building games, improvisation, acting and communication skills. This is always a very vibrant session which leads to confidence and bonding. Working towards a showcase at the end of each term for parents. We would love to use a theatre to put on a summer or Christmas show if anyone has contacts to make this happen.

CREATIVE COMPUTING – 6 spaces 2-330pm

For Minecraft, they get shown how to make custom characters and animations with Blockbench. There are also ways to customise Minecraft using code for those who wish to learn this.

YP make animations and custom 3D environments in Roblox Studio which can then be used in the game.

Read the attached PDF for more information.

TUESDAYS

Science – 10.30am-12pm

A specific science topic is explored with Gen, such as immunology. We then start a related project that relates back to the topic. For example, designing and making a board game about the immune system. This is how Science rolls out on a weekly basis. Young people are always invited to share with us what they would like to learn.

Our sessions are regular practical work alongside theory.

Science with our in-house scientist who works at Imperial College and a lab. Gen is a very vibrant individual who always delivers learning in a very creative and understanding way. Covering all areas of science. It will be a morning of theory and practical work.

Sports – 12.30pm-1.30pm

YP will participate in challenging teambuilding exercises, low-stress competitive sports, and classic schoolyard games, and be encouraged to create new games.  This hour aims to give YP physical activity while building camaraderie with their peers.  The class takes place at our local park, the green at 245, or inside during inclement weather. 

max 14 students

Math Curriculum 130-230pm

Each week we will address a GCSE topic in math and explore how we can apply it in the real world. Students are encouraged to, not only learn math facts but to explore why they are necessary. This class utilizes a mixture of games, videos, and handouts to appeal to the various ways students learn.  

max 8 students

Design Squad 230-330pm

Design Squad is a hands-on, project-based learning experience that allows YP to apply science, math, and engineering to solve fun weekly challenges. The group will invent, design, build, and test out their creations. They will enjoy exploring concepts of simple machines, force, and energy using the design thinking process while building confidence and learning to collaborate. Materials are included.

Minimum 5 Students needed max 8

WEDNESDAYS

Cooking at The Nourish Hub, St Anns Road, W11 1000-1pm PARTIALLY FUNDED. We leave 245 at 10am, if you are meeting us there you can arrive for 1030am

This Youth Cookery course will be 30 minutes of active learning about different nutrition topics and 1.5hours of active cooking and recipes. The YP will be making 2 recipes, with a total of 4 portions for them to take home. Attached is the course outline which contains the education topics and the suggested recipes – these recipes are not set in stone as they are depending on the ingredient we source each week.

We will go together as a group by bus and make our way back to 245 Hammersmith Road. You can meet us at The Nourish Hub for 1030am if preferred.

The receipes planned to do are attached:

Download the cooking timetable

Creative Writing 1-2pm

A book will be chosen as a collective and replaced as it is finished. Diving deep into the understanding of what is written and questioning what the write is saying and feeling.

History v Current Affairs – 230-330pm

How can we relate history to the present time. This will be explored using a hard copy of First News and lots of debating and questions.


THURSDAYS 2024

Both sessions run by Kristina. Please email (k.marie.russell@gmail.com) Kristina directly for further details.

Media Makers £12 – INDEPENDENTLY RUN

13 years+ 9:30am-10:30am on Thursdays.

Using photography, audio and video to express ourselves, we will tell stories and explore our communities.   The students will work on story telling projects using different media. Projects to include Photo Essay, Audio essay (podcast) and Video essay (short film). Each project will allow YP to find and share their voice in relation to their experiences and communities.

Exploring Literature £12 – INDEPENDENTLY RUN

13years+ 10:30am-11.45am on Thursday’s

A deep dive into famous authors and their work. We will be examining what writing elements made their works international successes and discussing how we relate to the characters, plots and themes in these works. Students will participate in open dialogue and try their hand at applying the skills we discover. This class aims at improving reading comprehension, analysis, critical thinking skills and improving public speaking. It will serve those taking GCSEs well and be a great experience for anyone interested in literature and writing.

Students will have some input as to which authors we examine and will be expected to do outside reading and writing. I pride myself on providing engaging and entertaining learning experiences and hope that your student can join us in this learning adventure


14-16 YEARS Programme with Kristina. Maximum of 6 people (3 people needed for this to go ahead)

Please make sure your YP is wanting to take part as these 2 subjects are for those are seriously interested to learn and have the maturity to engage fully. They will enhance a YP’s study who are planning to take these exams.

TUESDAYS

10.30am-12.00pm TERM 3 WILL BE WORLD WAR 1 (requested by YP)

Students will be expected to read many different texts on their own to gather multiple perspectives during class. There will be debate and discussion and essay writing building skills built into the curriculum . There will be a significant amount of group work and independent work (with guidance) Please only enrol if this type of learning suits your child.

If they want to stay on site between the 2 sessions they can book by the hour (refer to co-study space)

2.00pm-3.30pm Religious Studies. Beginning on Tuesday 30th April.

This subject will create exciting debates and could raise some eyebrows along the way. It gears YP to give opinions and be able to have an understanding of our society. This sessions is all about questioning/debating and opnions. Using their voice to be heard.

Students will research Beliefs, teachings and practices of :

● Buddhism● Christianity● Catholic Christianity● Hinduism● Islam● Judaism● Sikhism

And themes of: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies:

● Theme A: Relationships and families.● Theme B: Religion and life.● Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.● Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.● Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.● Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Co-Study/Social space @ £5 an hour if your YP stays with us inbetween sessions. AGES 10-16 YEARS

Computers are available. Please bring your own if you have one. Wifi onsite. If your YP stays onsite between sessions and is younger the £5 an hour is applicable. Paid by card or cash onsite.

This age group can use our space as a collective to do their online/other studies or socialise. It gives them the mature space to co-study together and hang out together. You can pay for your time on an hourly basis. There are a great number of online studies that set YP up to take exams if that is your path. We also have facilitators who offer 1-2-1 teaching for all levels. Please ask for details.

On Monday afternoons between 2.00pm-3.30pm we have a computer class with our 10 plus, therefore the computers may not be available at this time.

YP can sign in onsite when they arrive with the office staff and pay by cash or card. Alternatively you can pay via bank transfer for the hours they wish to stay:

Account Details: Spiritus Democratic Learning Ltd, Account: 16509199 Sort Code: 60-83-71

Please state your YP name and time you are booking them in for.

Below are links for your YP to use for online learning:

https://www.powerhomeschool.org/

https://www.khanacademy.org/khan-labs

https://www.ohsoed.co.uk/


SPORTS PROGRAMME 10-16 YEARS – INDEPENDENTLY RUN

We would love to start up a basketball or Netball team and compete with schools. Any interest please email Jacqui and when we have enough for a team play it will be actioned. Jacqui@spiritus.org.uk