Find out all the details about the Oscar mess up here.
Whilst on a tour of the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Houston the students were delighted to see 2 Astronauts being prepared for a dive on the ISS. Both Astronauts are scheduled for missions in 2018. The video shows German Astronaut Alexander Gerst and American Astronaut Jeanette Epps being lowered into the 40′ pool to carry out some extended training in the weightless environment.
Thursday 2nd March, 7pm, Main Hall
46 blurry eyed children and 5 staff left Manchester airport early on Sunday bound for Milan, then onto a coach up a very windy road to start a week of skiing in Madesimo. With a metre of snow having fallen just before we arrived and the sun now blazing we could not have been luckier with the weather or conditions.
The first lessons commenced; some skiing for the first time, others a little rusty since their last outing on the piste. In no time at all, all were speeding down the slopes with more confidence. By the end of the week all the students had improved and to see the beginner group getting down red runs was fantastic.
A superb trip and thanks to the students and staff alike for making it an unforgettable adventure.
A group of 39 girls from Years 8, 9, 12 and 13 spent five days in Normandy during February half-term. We stayed in a study-centre where the girls participated in activities such as bread-making, archery, circus-skills and photogramme (making photos without a camera). All the instructors spoke only in French, so the girls were pleased to be able to follow their instructions and to learn new vocabulary. There were also excursions to the local market (where the girls had to buy the most unusual thing they could find, won by a foot-long black radish), to a caramel-producing farm, to the famous Mont St Michel and to a World War 2 the way they really made an effort to use their French.
Thought for the week
‘The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and to be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.‘
(Ralph Nichols, author)
Encourage us to take the time to listen to one another. Amen
Our Valentine’s Day cake sale was very successful. We sold a range of pink and red themed cakes and raised £84.71 for the British heart Foundation.
14 of the year 10 Sports Leaders helped run the year 5 and 6 Sports hall athletics finals at Altrincham Leisure Centre on Wednesday.
They did a great job and were praised for their hard work and efficiency by the organisers. They really enjoyed the experience and can now look forward to the year 1 and 2 events which start just before Easter.
Having recently received the official photographs from the “Fireworks” I thought I would update this post so you could see more of the celebration.