Amy helps the past shape the future at Dearne ALC

Emily Fisher, Lauren Kenworth, Amy Rydelewski and Shannon Premecz, with history teacher Ian Williams.
Emily Fisher, Lauren Kenworth, Amy Rydelewski and Shannon Premecz, with history teacher Ian Williams.

HISTORY student Amy Rydelewski has re-visited her personal past, as part of her current college course.

Amy left Dearne Advanced Learning Centre in 2010, to take up a place studying History, Archaeology and Biology at Barnsley College.

As part of her course, Amy has travelled extensively....to Dublin to delve deeper in to Irish history, and to the shell of Pompei as part of a college archaeology trip.

But recently she returned to school at Goldthorpe, as part of the enrichment sector of her studies at Barnsley.

Amy is working with the Dearne ALC’s history department, after sharing her travel experiences with Y11 students, and helping them with their future course options, covering both content and exams.

During work with Y9 pupils, she led group discussions on various topics, then helped individuals with their studies of Hiroshima as part of their ongoing assessment work.

Next, she will introduce archaeology skills to Y7 pupils, and will look at how different archaeological

methods can help to solve Roman history mysteries.

Amy was also on hand this week, to offer guidance and information as one of the history department, when parents of history GCSE students were welcomed in to school on July

5 to find out more about their children’s set courses of study.

Amy hopes to use her ‘back to school’ experience to help her qualify fully as a history teacher in the future.

She is backed fully in her ambitions by Dearne ALC staff and students.