Reminder – Monday 26th November, Ark Network Hub Day – School closed to pupils
Ark will be holding their annual Hub Day and the school is closed to pupils. Pupils return as normal Tuesday 27th November.
Year 10 Rewards Trip
The first stop was the Science Museum. The museum proved to be popular, with the pupils exploring the ‘hands on’ galleries such as exploring space and engineering the future. The galleries were interactive and our pupils took to them immediately, particularly the ‘Engineering the Future’ gallery which has some tough tasks and challenges around the building sustainable energy resources and the placement of resources around the planet. Once all the groups had completed the tours of the galleries, we re-grouped outside of the museum, opposite Imperial’s Universities Business School. It was a beautiful day and so we decided to head down to Hyde Park. The short walk took us past Imperial College London, the Royal Albert Hall and several consulates. We picnicked just opposite the Albert Memorial on the East Albert Lawn. The students enjoyed the sun and the sights.
After a short lunch we then walked through Hyde Park passing the Serpentine Gallery, the round pond, and up through Kensington Gardens all the way to Queensway Ice and Bowl.
For some of our pupils this was the first time they had the chance to go bowling and as such had to be taken through the rules. The supporting staff did not hesitate to get involved and joined in with the bowling. A further 26 pupils had the opportunity to go ice skating. The pupils excelled at it demonstrating mastery over the ice, and the staff were impressed.
Overall the trip was incredibly successful, 120 Year 10 pupils travelling into central London on public transport and walking through busy London roads. The pupils represented themselves, the year group and ultimately the school brilliantly.
Mr A. Hendi
Head of Learning 10