Headteacher’s blog 25th May 2018
Year 5 have had a fabulous week in the Yorkshire Dales on their annual residential. They have been caving, mountain biking, walking amongst waterfalls and learning about rocks and rivers. Equally importantly, the children have been away from home, taking responsibility for themselves and their kit. The children have shown good determination and tenacity whilst overcoming challenges: particularly in the caving and mountain biking activities. This is very much a DIY residential and special thanks go to all the staff and volunteers that have supported the week – we couldn’t do it without them.
This week thirty children in the juniors also had the opportunity to experience a mini-triathlon in an event organised by the Brownlee Foundation. This is another great sporting event that we have been able to access thanks to having minibuses available. This will be last term for one of the buses as it is very old and polluting and will not be allowed once a ‘Clean Air Zone’ is introduced. We have decided to replace it sooner rather than later and, with support from the PTA, we will be ordering a cleaner new bus for the new school year.