Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat to see lots of our year 10 parents and students this evening for parents evening! A year from now and exams will be imminent. Thank you for parents time and for the support you will give you’re sons/daughters each day! Big thanks to our great teachers for their top efforts! https://t.co/sw0RKtH5GR7 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyAn amazing present received today from my Gold Dofe students! Hugely grateful for the superb gifts which will be used plenty! Such a fantastic group of young people who i look forward to seeing at Buckingham palace in may!! Thank you so much again! 👍 https://t.co/i9l5dObyNx2 days 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