Pupil Blog

Snow...in July...well this is ICEland

Rain greeted our early morning rise on Sunday, though by the time we were stood at the Pumice quarry at 9.15am the sun was peeking through the clouds.  If any parents discover strange lumps of rock appearing in their bathrooms then this may be as a result of the talk on ‘uses of pumice’ and so for that we apologise. Stood menacingly by the quarry is one of Iceland’s most active volcano... read more

Day 2 - Walk up, admire the view, and walk back down again!

Day 2 - Walk up, admire the view, and walk back down again!

As predicted, the light streaming through the curtains at 3.30am this morning played havoc with the sleeping patterns of many, but, undeterred our party of 61 set off on time for another action packed day on our ‘lump of rock’ in the North Atlantic Ocean. Stop 1 was to... read more

Day 3 - Waterfalls and a Glacier Walk

Day 3 - Waterfalls and a Glacier Walk

Day 3 began with a walk behind the Seljalandfoss waterfall and the students learnt a new word, isostacy, which has aided in the formation of this spectacular feature. After the walk up, behind and down, and after shaking themselves dry, everyone boarded the coach to head... read more

Iceland - Day 1 - Water Water Everywhere...and some sunshine!

Iceland - Day 1 - Water Water Everywhere...and some sunshine!

Day 1 and at 10.48pm local time, it has been a long day! After rescuing: 2 'lost' passports (one before boarding at Manchester and one before going through passport control at Keflavik), a jumper, a hoodie and a pair of sunglasses, the students are learning the... read more

Former College pupil continues to impress

Former College pupil continues to impress

  WELSHMAN MORRIS AIMING FOR MORE POINTS AS GP3 ARRIVES AT SILVERSTONE Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit plays host to rounds five and six of the GP3 Series this coming weekend, 4th/5th July, where Welshman Seb Morris is determined to build on the superb top five per... read more

Gold D of E are off - and ready for some 'interesting' weather'

Gold D of E are off - and ready for some 'interesting' weather'

After a 3 hour drive to the Brecon Beacons and staying in a local Youth Hostel overnight, ten Lower Sixth students, in two groups, set off on their four day trek on Friday morning. Impending thunderstorms have all been considered within the planning of the day and the hop... read more

Thomas’ walk for CLIC Sargent

Thomas’ walk for CLIC Sargent

Our chosen House Charity for this year is CLIC Sargent and from our initial letter you will remember we chose this charity because it had played a very important part in the lives of one of our families. During the Easter Holidays, Thomas Fairclough, the brother of the pupil who... read more

Gold D of E - Day 4

Gold D of E - Day 4

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Snowdon summit in glorious sunshine

Snowdon summit in glorious sunshine

Day 3 and the ascent of Snowdon in glorious sunny weather, with only a slight covering of snow at the top. Both groups successfully reached a rather busy summit before descending to camp by... read more

Gold Award Training - Day 1

Gold Award Training - Day 1

10 students in Year 12 set out for Snowdonia on Thursday lunchtime for an afternoon of refresher training in glorious weather, as part of their Practice Expedition for Gold D of E. A spacious lodge in Capel Curig is the initial base for 2 days and a well earned meal... read more