The day started well as all waited excitedly for the coach
Time for hot chocolate next to a roaring fire and then to bed.
Dear Parents and Carers
If you and your child are interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme then there will be a short meeting in Main school, on the following dates. Information is sent out via ParentMail.
Award Open to Date and Time
Gold or Silver Year 12 and Year 10 5/12/16 6pm-7pm
Bronze Year 9 12/12/16 6pm-7pm
You and your child must attend this meeting if your child wants to participate as there will be important information given. You will be given the chance to meet Kevin Beattie from Venture Out who is our Authorised Activity Provider. We will discuss the level of commitment required and also costings and approximate dates of training and expeditions.
For more information, explore the DofE website at http://www.dofe.org/
Day 2 started off to a great scenic view…..
After a great nights sleep and a cracking breakfast, we were all fuelled up for the day ahead.
Team 5 headed into Keswick to do some indoor climbing and abseiling. All of the girls were superb, and all who were initially afraid did themselves proud and gave every wall a try. The final room allowed the students to free style without any ropes which was great fun and the springy floor made things a lot more enjoyable.
Teams 1 and 2 headed over to Honnister slate mine where they climbed to great heights. All students were really impressive, all of them tried each height and worked well in supporting one another.
Team 3 had a morning filled with Ghyll scrammbling. All of them braved the icy cold water and were particularly brave when they had to jump into the water. Some of the girls were so brave in fact they chose to fall backwards into the water.
Team 4 set off for a morning hike across the stunning surrounding hills. Although the climb was tough, once they all reached the top the views made it all the worthwhile.
Once we had all eaten the well deserved lunch, it was quickly back into the afternoons activities.
Teams 2 and 5 climbed up High Doat and found a wonderful waterfall.
Team 1 had a cold but successful Ghyll scramble.
…and Teams 3 and 4 climbed the slate mine.
The students then competed in an “orange roll” challenge where they had to work as a team to create a bridge made out of newspaper. Once designed and created, each team had to successfully roll an orange down their structure to see who can roll it the furthest.
Overall, another fantastic day in Glaramara and we cannot wait to see what our final activity will bring.
Group 2: We”ve arrived!!!
After a great coach journey involving lots of singing, snowy hills, more singing and a short pit stop at Tebay service station we finally arrived to the wonderful Glaramara 😊
We all had a quick lunch to make sure we were fully fuelled for the afternoons events.
One group headed over to Keswick to do an afternoon of indoor climbing and abseiling.
The second group worked very hard for their evening meal as they had to climb High Doat hill where they experienced lots of snow, and found a hidden waterfall.
The third group got to experience what life was like as a bat. They walked over to Honnister slate mine where they had to climb lots of ladders and wires at great heights.
The final two groups had to work very hard on their team building skills as they had to experience Ghyll scrambling. Slippery rocks and freezing cold water still didn’t stop the teams from continuing the steep climb. Although some got a little more wet than others, everyone was in good spirits and earned their cups of steaming hot chocolate once they had returned.
Once showered and warmed up, everyone settled down to a great feast of not one but a two course meal. After the meal, there was a final activity for the day involving a memory treasure hunt game.
All in all a great first day,and we cannot wait to see what tomorrow will bring.
After a wake up call and a large, and very delicious breakfast all 6 groups were sent out into a very cold Lake District.
The morning was jam packed filled with activities. All girls had a great time, everybody showed great determination, whether it be tackling hills, jumping in ghylls or facing a fear of heights climbing the mine.
A quick lunch stop and we were out again, refuelled and ready to face the afternoon’s challenge. It was lovely to watch the girls faces as the afternoon was sprinkled with a smattering of snow. Everyone had a great time demonstrating great enthusiasm and resilience again.
After another delicious meal and a trip to the tuck shop it was time for the “orange roll challenge”. It was another competitive evening, with girls attempting to build a runway out of newspaper that they could use to roll an orange as far as possible. Winner to be announced….
Hot chocolate and bed ready for our final day before we return home happy and exhausted!
It’s fair to say Day 1 has been a success!
Setting off at 8:45, arriving at 12:15, it was a very quick and scenic journey.
A quick stop for lunch, grouping and room allocation and it was straight into activities! All 6 groups were sent straight out, some indoor climbing, others climbing the mine, some immersing themselves in the very cold streams of the Lake District and one group embracing the climb up Castle Cragg.
All groups had great fun! Dinner was very well received and dessert even more so. There is most definitely a competitive spirit among 7.1 & 7.5, with both forms taking the evening activity very seriously!
A quick hot chocolate and some time in front of the fire to warm up and it’s off to bed. Lots of rest needed for another jam packed day tomorrow. Hopefully with no rain. But maybe a sprinkling of snow….
Whist teaching the year 11 badminton group Altrincham Leisure Centre were hosting an event to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. In the adjacent sports hall the police mascot was there having photos taken with different groups of people. We decided it would be fun to have their photo take with him as it was the end of the lesson!!!
7-1 and 7-5
Mon 07/11/2016 – Wed 09/11/2016
7-2 and 7-7
Wed 09/11/2016 – Fri 11/11/2016
7-3 and 7-6
Mon 14/11/2016 – Wed 16/11/2016
Wed 16/11/2016 – Fri 18/11/2016
We held our summer presentation assemblies for years 7 and 8 and then years 9 and 10 on the morning of the last day of the summer term. Awards were presented for ‘most improved player’ and player of the year in tennis, rounders and athletics.
We also presented two ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Awards : one for celebrating sport inside school and one for celebrating sport that the girls take on out of school. There were also trophies for ‘The Greatest Sporting Potential’ and the ‘Most Committed Sportswoman’.
Colours and commendations were also given out in tennis, rounders, athletics and cricket.
Trophies and certificates were given out for the inter-form tennis, rounders and athletics competitions.
These assemblies were a great celebration of the all the success and enjoyment the girls have had throughout this term.
Well done to everyone who was presented with an award.