Great Expectations Part One - Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2017.  Start time 7.00pm.

Tickets on sale from Main School reception now.

"Join us for the first half of an epic journey through the greatest story ever told. The tale of Pip, Charles Dickens' mighty "Great Expectations" will straddle the two ends of this academic year. Part One of this two-part adaptation will be performed next week on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December in the Main Hall at 7pm. (Please note the earlier than usual start time). Part Two will form our Trinity Term drama production in July 2018. Lose yourself in the interlocking destinies of some of the most celebrated characters in English Literature, brought to life by a huge and eclectic cast drawn from students in every year group in the school and with a record number of teaching staff mining their thespian talent! This promises to be a very special evening of live theatre."

Infant & Junior News

Year 6 Adventure Holiday: Robinwood


On Monday, 15th May, forty very excited Year 6 children set off for three action-packed days at Robinwood in Todmorden.  This was to be a fitting reward after a hard year working towards the SATs.

We arrived at Robinwood in drizzle and indeed the forecast was for it to rain throughout our visit.  Nevertheless, the children's spirits were in no way dampened as they walked the final mile to the centre.

Children spent the next few days learning valuable life-skills such as cooperation, team work, communication and resilience through a mixture of indoor and outdoor exhilarating activities.  Their enthusiastic and well-qualified group leaders encouraged them to try activities such as The Giant Swing, Caving, The Trapeze, Knight's Quest and even the fabled Piranha Pool, to name a few.

They loved it!  The expertise of the staff at Robinwood ensure that the children are gently challenged but no one is forced beyond their comfort zone.

The time went very quickly and all too soon, they were back on the coach, tired but happy and ready to relate their adventure to their parents.

It is testament to Robinwood that the children are still talking about it weeks later and are moaning that it's not fair that the current Year 5 will get to go to their brand new flagship centre next year.  I can't wait - and I'm a teacher!

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