Enrichment Week took place between 19th and 23rd June, where students participated in a variety of activities both in school and on trips ranging from RAF Cosford and The Crocky Trail to further afield in France, Belgium and Amsterdam.
Mrs Lee, Group Leader on the French trip said:
After an exceptionally hot 5 days in France and Belgium during Enrichment Week, 85 students and 11 staff returned safe and happy back to school. Again, it was a pleasure to lead the group who were a credit to their families, the school and to themselves. They were punctual, polite, cooperative, looked after each other and were a pleasure to spend time with.
We explored various sites around the city of Ypres, both British and German cemeteries and had the opportunity to participate in the Menin Gate ceremony. Mr James, Mr Jones, Etholle Reynolds and Ryan Jacobs represented the school with dignity and respect laying a wreath on behalf of the school. We also did a town trail around the old city walls of Boulogne, visited a a French bakery, a sweet factory and the fabulous Bellewaerde Theme Park on the last day.
Thank you to everyone, our staff team, excellent coach drivers from Longmynd Travel, the students and parents for all contributing towards an excellent week! Merci!
Following on from this, one of the coach drivers wanted to express his thanks to the students for a great trip and kindly brought in some chocolates for the students to enjoy!!
The Crocky Trail
Year 7 visited the Crocky Trail during Enrichment week with much fun had by all. Students managed to survive the perils of the Flusher and Titanic and the tricky bridges and swings on The Crocky Trail. They were fantastic throughout both days and the visit is now being followed up in Business lessons with a marketing project.
Much Ado About the Bard!
To enhance their Summer Term Shakespeare studies, Year 7 students visited Stratford upon Avon with the English department during Enrichment Week.
Highlights included a tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace with us enjoying an entertaining performance of the witches’ scenes from ‘Macbeth’, students joining in with some disturbingly convincing cackles! We explored Hall’s Croft too with all its wooden beams and ancient floors; this was where Shakespeare’s eldest daughter lived, married to respected physician John Hall.
Another stop was the site of New Place which Shakespeare was able to buy in 1597 for £60, evidence that he was already successful from his work as a playwright and performer in London as this was one of the biggest houses in the town.
Packed lunches were enjoyed in the welcome shade of the willow trees alongside the river Avon. Some of the boats are named after Shakespeare’s famous characters.
Many thanks to Mr Dalgarno for organising our visits, to our accompanying staff and to Long Mynd coaches for our safe journey. We hope to visit again to watch a performance at the famous theatre in the future.
Please view the Gallery for a snapshot of the week in action!