Despite the calamitous forecasts the sun shone for the majority of the time on Year 7 during their annual trip to London. On arrival the students were greeted by Princess Anne (well, she drove past us in her car) and despite Mrs Gregory being attacked by a ferocious squirrel in St James' Park the students enjoyed their sandwiches before setting off to see the sights. With the Olympics just days away the students got a chance to see at firsthand how a city prepares for "The Greatest Show on Earth" and judging by the amount of souvenirs bought, the Year 7
Which has more DNA - Strawberries or blueberries? That was the question that members of the STEM club were trying to answer when a STEM ambassador came into school last on Wednesday July 11th to run the STEM club session.
Anne Warren, who ran the session, started out with some questions about DNA – luckily they had learned all about DNA and genes this year their science lessions so they were able to show off their knowledge.
It seemed impossible to believe that we would have any dry weather for Hagg Farm this year but we were very lucky. Twenty eight intrepid adventurers spent five days caving, climbing and clambering across the Peak District in mostly fine and dry conditions.
Julian, our course leader, was excellent on a daily basis and really encouraged and praised our pupils. He was also very impressed with all the hard work they put in on the final morning to ensure that the Centre was left in top condition for next week’s visitors.