Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped 👍 https://t.co/j40VOxvCUU11 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyReminder! Our school spring concert is tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 7pm in the main hall!
£2.50 adults and £1.50 child! Be great to see you there for a fantastic evening! 🎁1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyCracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! 👍 https://t.co/TapvLMSVUX1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyA superb evening walk with some of the year 10 students tonight - nav skills coming on well 👍 scorcher of an evening to enjoy outside! Really was impressed with the groups team work together! A great way to end the day - roll on next week for next evening walk! https://t.co/bjkU2tPA226 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 boys played their final game of the season against Manor last night at home for the top spot. It ended up 2-0 to Manor but what a great evening of football. Weve finished 2nd by 2pts but very proud of the lads. Big thanks to Mr Metcalfe their manger for all his hard work!1 week ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyDofe Bronze evening Walk - 16th April and the suns shinning. Small group due to boys playing football match at school but what a lovely evening. Mrs Ward and Mr Rampling really were impressed with the students. Lovely evening to be in Bylands Abbey prepping for their expeditions! https://t.co/FzpDnKNbMZ1 week 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