Thought for the week:
Event: Ascension Day (25th May)- Jesus returned to Heaven
Quote: ‘In a multi-racial, multi-religious society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.’
Source: Kamisese Mara

The Holgate 3 Peaks Challenge

After leaving the school car park on Friday afternoon the 7th of September spirits were high even if a little anxious about the task ahead. After around 4 hours we arrived at The Swallow Falls Hotel. At 22:00 exactly we started our walk! 
 
We arrived at the base of Snowdon at 22:00 exactly we jumped straight out of the van and began our ascent. Our early pace was excellent, and we completed the first 3 miles in just over an hour. As the path became less clear, Captain Brown led the way through the rocky terrain. After 2 hours and 20 minutes, we had reached the summit, the views were stunning.
 
With spirits high we began our descent, after an hour or so, we realised we were higher than we should have been. A combination of over excitement and dark misty conditions, we followed a different path. It was agreed that this was definitely NOT Mr Dziombak's fault! The path was unfamiliar and we arrived back at the bus slightly behind schedule at 03:05.

Summer School 2012 Day Nine: The Final Day

Today was out last day at 2012 Summer School We started off the day by going to The Holgate Cinema! We were unable to watch the film in the Hillcrest Hall due to “technical difficulties” but we relocated to one of the drama rooms, pulled back the blackout curtains and sat and enjoyed “Gnomeo and Juliet” This film is based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Another film which is based on Shakespeare’s play is “West Side Story”, which Holgate are producing for the last week in November this year, so the theme magically fits together!

Summer School 2012 Day Eight

Today (after drying off from yesterday’s activities) we arrived at Summer School ready for another 9am start. For the first session, we went with Mr Cullingworth, to do some literacy, linking it in with modern languages. When we start at Holgate, we will be learning modern languages, so it was a good way to start learning about this.
 
Following this session, we had a short break, and then we went to the Nabbs stage, where we rehearsed our own very special version of “Stand By Me” ready for tomorrow’s performance. It’s not easy to do all of the harmonies and melodies, but we think we got there in the end.