The Year 9 workshop day was a great success, with the students getting involved in three workshop sessions building solar powered cars, designing bridges on iPads, and coming up the next generation of MP3 players. The year 9’s got a hands-on insight into the engineers careers they might want to follow, and looked at a sustainable and economic future.
On Wednesday 5th December 45 pupils and 4 staff made the now annual trip to Old Trafford to see Manchester United play FC Cluj in the final game of the group stages.
The pupils gathered in Hillcrest car park at 3:30 and boarded the coach headed for Manchester. After a promising start to the journey we hit traffic in Stoke which slowed our progress. Once through the traffic and after a formula 1 style pit stop at services we made good time and arrived at the Theatre of Dreams at 7pm.
On a very cold, damp period 5 on Wednesday volunteers from the school council planted a copse of trees at Nabbs for the Jubilee. The Woodland Trust had kindly donated 50 trees to the school to try and preserve native trees to the area. They also included a special sapling – a Royal Oak – that was taken from one of the Royal Forests due to this being the Jubilee Year.
The students, along with the wonderful Mr Dziombak who made fabulous holes with the spade, made light work of laying out the saplings and placing them in the ground