Two of our KS3 students enjoyed four days of ‘Adventure’ with our friends from ‘My Big Adventure’ whre both students were fully engaged and motivated. On the first day they went to the Teme Valley for bushcraft and fossil hunting. On day two they canoed on the River Avon and prepared for the 2 day expedition to the Brecon Beacons where the group climbed Pen Y Fan and caved on the Llangattock escarpment, after camping at Pencelli near Brecon. The mountain walk was not easy in low cloud, wind and horizontal rain but despite the challenging weather both students were impressed with themselves for their achievements.
We enjoyed some musical performances from our school band and the event ended with Dan Johnson, one of our Yr11 leavers, receiving the prestigious ‘Warriors Cup’ for outstanding achievement this academic year!
The school was inspected by Ofsted on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th May by Dan Owen, Lead Inspector HMI, and we are delighted to announce that we were graded GOOD for our overall effectiveness.
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One of our Yr8 students had a wonderful ‘Adventure’ day at Symonds Yat during the first week of the Easter holidays with My Big Adventure – rock-climbing, caving and birds of prey-spotting. The day started at the view point watching the peregrine’ nest site through a telescope only to find a Canada goose resident. They then progressed to rock climbing, where the first route was challenging, but after taking their time, with some good humour, they worked out each move slowly but surely. After completing the route they retraced their steps to have another go at the same route to improve performance. Our students closing remark of “I didn’t think it would be as good as this” is indicative of the impact of the day.
Dedicated members of staff recently took 10 students to Old Trafford, to watch Man Utd vs Rostov in the Europa League. We took more fans than FC Rostov brought with them!! The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable and all the better when an ‘Aspire Legend’ was hugged by Sir Bobby Charlton.
Our friends at The Conservation Volunteers kindly donated a large number of trees to the school so our KS3 Horticulture groups have been busy planting them at some of our partner locations, with Worcester Warriors and Wilgdoose Rural Training being the first benefactors…