Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWell done to Myles who achieved his personal best at his water skiing competition this weekend in jumping! He really is going from strength to strength. Outstanding effort and achievements.20 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWell done to our top athletes for yesterdays Athletics, ALFIE 1st Discus and 3rd 100M; GRACE 3rd Long Jump and 200m; DREW; 1ST discus; ELVINA 2nd 800m; ELEANOR 3rd 100m; JAKE 1st Long Jump & 3rd 200m; SAM 2nd 100m.
Girls relay team - ESME, BERNEDETTA, MOLLY, ERIN through aswell.1 day ago
90 Year 7 students and nine staff headed off to Lakeside Activity Centre in the Lake District from 13-15 September 2017. This was the first year the Academy has run the residential trip which allowed the students to get to know each other and the staff, whilst pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. This feel of ‘reaching for the top’ is how we want the students to approach their learning.
The students jumped in head first and had a go at high ropes, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, raft-building, challenge course, archery, initiatives and climbing. On an evening, the students spent time as a form class having BBQs and sitting around the campfires.
Everyone was very well-behaved and it was fascinating to see the students forming solid relationships with each other and their form tutors. As the trip came to an end, the students said that they felt they could accomplish anything – if they can face their fears of heights or water then they can face the challenges in the classroom.
Photos will be provided on dropbox to parents e-mails for those who would like to keep a copy. Thank you to the students for being ace, the staff on the trip and those back at school for covering!
Mr Rampling, PE & Science Teacher and D of E Coordinator