It’s been a great start to the final half term of the academic year. There is tremendous focus and energy in lessons as students are now on their timetables for the new academic year, which is particularly exciting for Year 9 starting their GCSE courses.
I thought it would be good to share some highlights from the fantastic week of fun, mud and water that was shared by 44 Year 9 students and 4 staff members on the Blue Peris trip. Students learnt many new skills and I am sure that parents were particularly pleased that this included making their own beds, washing up and using a vacuum cleaner.
Activities included canoe paddling on the local Llyn Padern, learning to trust and help others although many students struggled to stay dry. The pass of Llanberis enabled students to work on pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and all managed the climb with many overcoming their fear of heights! At Afon Ddu Gorge, pupils enjoyed scrambling over the rocks, crawling through crevices and sliding down waterfalls. Coasteering gave the thrill seekers of the group a chance to leap from cliffs and traverse the rocky shoreline.
The week was finished off with an evening of karaoke that the group will never forget and ended with an epic group rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
All students were a real credit to the school and made the trip a week to remember. Although very enjoyable, it is also hard work for staff and I would like to thank Mr Lattimer, Miss Parmar, Miss Webb and Mr Stevenson for giving their time and energy to make the trip such a success.
On Thursday we were very proud of some excellent performances from all our athletes who attended the Bedford School Multi Athletics event. Well done to everyone involved.
Ms Roz Hodges