On Wednesday 19th April 2017, Ellie, a Royal Geographical Society Ambassador and a student from Cardiff University came to visit us. Ellie led four sessions throughout the day which aimed to promote Geography. Year 7 and Year 8 took part in an interactive session that explored the importance of Geography, looked at what jobs you could do with Geography and how it is relevant to everyday life. Year 9 were involved in a session that looked at the skills a Geographer needs and how this can help in the future.
36 students and 4 staff members set off from The Holgate Academy for Kingswood in Dearne Valley on Friday lunchtime, 31st March 2017, for a weekend of activates. Some students arrived with suitcases big enough for two weeks!
When we arrived we received a tour of the sight then we were straight into activities. On Friday students got started with indoor climbing, some students having to overcome their fears on activity one, as well as running around the sight collecting items for the scrap heap challenge.
Over the weekend the groups did all sorts of activities including… problem solving, canoeing up the River Don, Archery, nightline and Jacob’s ladder.
The Holgate Academy has been involved in the Easter Egg collection for the City Hospital Children’s Oncology Unit for three years now and I am always amazed at the generosity of the Holgate community. Ms Lunny’s Form collocated the most eggs at 31 and the Academy collected over 200!
These eggs will be collected by Mrs Cooper, a member of the City Hospital children’s oncology unit. Thank you to all who contributed and Happy Easter!