Summer Fun

Date: July 7, 2016 Author: Rachel Gaulton Categories: Events, Wright

Though the weather has not really been as hot and sunny as we would have hoped, it has not stopped our Outdoor Activities over the last few days.  Mr Boult took a group of Class 9 students fishing at Sammies Pool, near Fenton, thanks to the Star Angling Club – a local charity.  As usual there were ‘fishing stories’ about the enormous ‘whoppers’ that were caught.  ‘Tight lines’ and thanks to all the volunteers who assist.

Class 6 were spotted on Blackpool Pier enjoying a stroll, before lunch in a local hostelry.  The bracing ozone air at Blackpool must have helped them to work up an appetite!

Class 7 on the other hand were seen eating a picnic lunch on the sand at Southport.  They built sandcastles on the beach, had a ride on a carousel, followed by an ice cream and all came home clutching a stick of rock.  Rumour has it that they ate Fish ‘n’ Chips – well what day at the seaside is complete without them? A thoroughly traditional British seaside day out!

Nine Sixth Form students went on Duke of Edinburgh bronze level expedition this week. After more than a year of training and practice, they passed with flying colours and impressed assessor Frank Walters with their teamwork and skill, which he said was comparable or better than many “mainstream ” candidates. They walked to and from Stanley Head Outdoor Centre in Endon , carrying full packs and being entirely self sufficient for two days. Two of the expedition members, David and Callum are following the Gold Award and used the expedition to act as volunteer helpers as part of their volunteering section at Gold Level. Everybody involved was very impressive; hiking and navigating through the hills and dales of SW Leek, camping and cooking for themselves over the two days – no mean feat! Well done to all – you are fantastic!  Mrs Wright would like to add a special ‘Thank you’ to the three volunteers who accompanied them, Frank and Vicky Walters and Helene Stubbs, as well as Mr Whewell and Jackie Robinson for all their hard work.

Photographs of all activities can be viewed on the Gallery page!