Starting last Monday Etone began the end of term festivities with our annual Enrichment Fortnight. Over the course of the week pupils in all year groups take part in activities across all subjects. Each day brings a new challenge and opportunity as pupils align Etone’s Employability Skills and Values with the various sectors our departments represent.
Over the course of the program we have had;
Excitement in Science as pupils learn about the history of rockets and put the theory to the test by creating their own various types.
Drama in English as pupils have picked apart classic plays and prepared mini productions complete with; set design, costume design and direction.
Problem solving in Maths as pupils consider the economical situations of various countries and the resources they have access to.
Being innovative in Business as pupils have worked in teams to create their very own products, develop team working skills, use communication and sell their products to a team of experts.
Showing Creativity in Create with artists creating beautiful portraits, musicians composing original pieces and budding chefs creating culinary delights such as focaccia – Yum!
Using detective skills in Humanities as pupils model the impact of natural disasters, solve mysteries and come up with solutions to real world problems.
Showing that sportsmanship nature in Sport as pupils take part in the Etone Olympics, tasting a range of old favourites and modern creations from athletics to Ultimate Frisbee.
In addition to our in school events we have been so thrilled to have many trips out across the two weeks to various places around the country… and abroad:
A mixture of year groups took part in our trips to Cologne in Germany and Normandy in France. They enjoyed seeing the local sights, visiting theme parks, tasting local delicacies and strolls on the beach in this glorious weather we are experiencing across Europe.
Our Year 9’s took part in a visit to the Black History Living Museum as they enjoyed looking back through history at how life was lived around this area years ago. Obviously the highlight of the trip being a visit to the chip shop!
A group of pupils also had the chance to explore the tree tops as they journeyed out to Go Ape with high wires, zip lines and leaps of faith to get the adrenaline pumping.
Finally a great time was had over at the Tamworth Snow Dome as pupils had the chance to ice skate and speed climb.
We hope you all have enjoyed the experiences on offer across the week and can’t wait for more excitement next year!