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!
Today the students on the Year 9 Business and Enterprise course held their bake sale to raise money for the Air Ambulance Service. As part of their course the students had to organise and participate in their own business event. Over a number of lessons they took to the cookery department to bake and decorate a selection of delicious treats to sell in the school hall over break and lunch times.
The sale was greeted with great enthusiasm over both the break and lunch with the students gathering 5 rows deep to purchase the delights on offer.