On Friday 22nd June, as a result of hard work and dedication to their education throughout the course of the year, Year 10 pupils were offered a trip to Drayton Manor to celebrate then end of term and the beginning of a wonderful summer.
Many pupils conquered their fears as they braved some of the ‘scarier’ rides that Drayton Manor has to offer! Some waited at the exit as they tucked into their Cornettos! It was magical to finally be back out at a theme park and enjoying the weather after a difficult few years. We have been extremely impressed with our Year 10’s this year as they have shown the resilience and drive required to complete their mocks and prepare for their exams next year. We have also been lucky to appoint our prefects who have already begun their roles by supporting primary pupils through induction. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to reward them.
From the offset pupils were impeccable and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Drayton Manor’s rule of a teacher accompanying pupils on water rides meant that staff also had the pleasure of getting in on the action. Having said that, it took hours of encouragement and support for Mrs Chase, Miss Sandilands, Miss Churchard and Miss Bali to muster up the courage to go on the river rapids, a ride notoriously known for not being too scary however getting drenched.
All in all a great day filled with fun, thrills, sun, ice cream and LOTS of screaming (both staff and pupils!)
Have a great summer.