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Year 9 Snowdonia Trip

 

 

Update: 14/07/17

Thanks to those who came to our Outward Bound meeting, for those who could not make it the presentation is available online here, along with all the information you need for the trip.


In June, 36 Y9 students were selected (via an application process) by governors to participate in our Enterprise Project. The project’s aim is to both develop key skills in the students and enable them to gain a greater awareness and understanding of how social, environmental and emotional needs impact upon our society. The project consists of three clear activities:

1.The ‘Outward Bound’ week away: the 36 students will be joined by Mr Spears, Mr Craig and our SENDCO, Miss Gibson, on a 5 day visit to Ogwen Cottage in Snowdonia. The trip will see students complete a range of exciting activities with the support of The Outward Bound Trust’s dedicated instructors. The trip leaves school at 8.30 on Monday 4th September and returns at 5pm on Friday 8th September. More details, including kit list, can be found using the links below! Please be aware that the coach cost of £36 can now be paid via your ParentPay account.

2.Community Arts Project: students work in conjunction with the local authority and the Belgrave community on an art project later in the year.

3.Peer Support Project: the students work with year 5/6 students to develop a transition project in school.

The possibilities are endless, the only ask of students is that they are committed, remain open minded to the challenges presented and give it their all! Below is some more information for parents to follow and other guidance. 


Useful Information

Ogwen Cottage Information

Teacher Survey Outward Bound Trust Information 

Kit List


Useful Links

https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award

http://www.outwardbound.org.uk/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/school-gardening-awards


Framework for Success: 

The Enterprise Project is rooted in students being able to develop their Personal Learning and Thinking Styles (PLTS). Each activity is framed in way that will provide opportunities for these key life-skills to be explored and evidenced. The PLTS are featured below:

creative thinker

effective participator

independent enquirer

reflective learner

self manager

team worker