We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.
We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.
We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.
We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.
Wednesday 27th March 2019
An early start for the intrepid travellers this morning but we are all very excited about the next 3 days ahead. After checking in with our leaders, we loaded in record time onto the coach ..... and we're off! Next stop York.
It's been a long but amazing day for us all. Arrived safely in York and spent a fascinating morning at the Jorvik Viking Centre and Dig York. There were plenty of hands on activities for the children and they were interacting enthusiastically with all the workshop interactions.
Next stop was York Minster where we had tour and hands on workshop. We learnt about Archbishop Savage from Macclesfield, admired the largest stained glass window in the world and delved into the depths of the under croft.
Our final destination for today was the YHA where lots of weary but very excited children enjoyed a hearty evening meal after a long day. We are all packed up ready for tomorrow's adventure at the Beck Scrambling and Whitby and are all looking forward to a good night's sleep.
Thursday 28th March 2019
What a wonderfully busy day we've had. After breakfast we headed out to the East coast in the beautiful March sunshine for our day of activities.
The first activity started at East Barnby Activity Centre for Beck Scrambling. After donning waterproofs and safety helmets, they headed out on minibuses to the River Westbeck. The children and staff were tasked with 3 objectives: get as wet and muddy as you can, work as a team and try something new. There was an assault course of river walking, cave crawling and waterfall climbing. The finale was a drop slide down a rock into a plunge pool (unheated). We were amazed at all the children who took part and gave enthusiastic encouragement to those who were a little apprehensive.
The second part of the day was discovering the delights of historic Whitby. We were dropped at the Abbey and wound our way down the 199 steps into the cobbled streets of old Whitby. After watching the swing bridge open and shut we headed to the beach to beach comb, dig in the sand and play in the sunshine. Some of us sampled the delights of Whitby ice cream.
We finished the day with a hearty sausage and mash dinner with syrup sponge and custard! A great day had by all.
Friday 29th March 2019
Our final day started with a frenzy of packing (how can there be so many odd socks in one room!!) and a very hearty breakfast (almost as good as Mrs Barber's All Day Breakfast). Bernard our coach driver got us safely on the road to Rotherham and we were soon pulling up alongside the old steelworks turned science discovery centre.
Our day consisted of a science and technology journey through 4 main pavilions: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Each area had an abundance of hands on activities for the children to experience including a wind tunnel, a fire tornado, water targets and The Big Melt, the story of the Sheffield steelworks. We also took part in a brilliant workshop where we looked at forces; the children were tasked with making rockets from photo roll containers, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. We smelt like a fish and chips shop at the end!! We finished the visit off with a science themed adventure playground which was awesome; so many wonderful structures to climb and master.
After a scenic drive back over the Peaks we safely handed over 59 excited children to their equally excited parents. It has been an AMAZING trip full of life changing experiences for many.