Blog week ending 1st February

Posted on: 01/02/2019

I was delighted to welcome Amy Shaw from Laing O’Rourke back to the school to hand over a cheque for £5000 which will go towards the creation of a new science room. This was the culmination of a project between the school and the company that included improvements to our site through a volunteer day, provision of a Facilities Management technical mentor, a review of room usage to make sure it is as efficient as possible a full condition survey of the site. This was a great project to be involved in and the school benefitted greatly from the expertise of the team at Laing O’Rourke and their enthusiasm in supporting us. We look forward to continuing to work with them for many years to come.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Mr Sage held a celebration evening to mark the successful completion of their Awards.  The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is a demanding but rewarding experience and our boys really embraced the challenge despite some very testing weather conditions!  This is a great achievement for the boys, it really took them out of their comfort zone whilst building confidence, resilience and friendship groups … plus they had a great time doing it.

Mr Sage commented “our DofE scheme has gone from strength to strength, far exceeding expectations and more than doubling uptake within the school.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is a personal journey which sets challenges, expands horizons and encourages participants to think for themselves. It builds self-esteem and shows just what can be achieved when youngsters set themselves goals and work as a team. The award is a highly regarded programme of activities that recognises the huge commitment of those who undertake it, often around their studies, and is a great thing to add to a CV”

In total 50 students completed their Bronze Award and a further 36 completed their Silver Award.  Congratulations to you all

Mr Sage would like to thank all staff members who supported him and the students throughout the training, preparation and expeditions.

DofE Shopping

Year 8 science students are studying sedimentary and igneous rocks.  In this lesson they observed and recorded the characteristics of sample rocks to underpin their learning and understanding of the different types of rock and their formation.