French Students at Warblington
On 8th May a group 50 French students from the Don Bosco School, Mayenne came to Warblington School. This was an opportunity for us to meet our pen pals.
During the fifth lesson one Warblington student and two French students asked each other questions to get to know each other. This was quite difficult; however we somehow managed to make conversation.
After this the French and English students were split into two groups. One group started with rounders and the other group started with a quiz.
The French students had never played rounders before, so we had to teach them the rules. The quiz was set up so there were questions written in either French or English, and the answers written in the other language. We had to work together to try and find the correct answers.
It was a really fun day and we are continuing to write to them in our Modern Foreign Languages lessons.
Sophie Weaver and Mae Elliott, Year 10 students
Activities on the Isle of Wight
At the beginning of May, students from Year 7 and 8 were involved in an activities trip to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight. Upon arrival at Little Canada, the students started with an evening activity to settle them into the trip and get to know some of the PGL Leaders that would be running their activities.
Saturday began with activities such as Indoor Climbing for some of the groups and ended with Aeroball for others. Each of the activities brought new challenges, both physical and mental, to each group. The day ended with many smiling and happy faces from both staff and students.
Sunday brought many more physical challenges from the activities, with groups completing Abseiling, Jacob’s Ladder, Dragon Boating and what was soon to be known as the infamous Giant Swing. The best viewing could be seen here throughout the day as many of the staff were paired with some of the students who were intent on making them as scared as possible (myself included!) when suspended high above the ground. The evening finished with a lovely beach walk which was organised by our Team Leader, Nick.
Many tired faces and bodies emerged bright and early on Monday morning. Abseiling and Archery were the final activities for the groups and many stories were told upon return to the cabins of bull’s eye shots by many.
The trip was a rousing success and I would like to congratulate all of the students for their fantastic effort and attitude towards the whole weekend. I would also like to take this time to thank all of the staff from the Little Canada site for a great weekend of fun; and how could I forget the wonderful staff from the PE Department at Warblington for providing all the students and staff with an amazing trip which will live long in the memory!
I cannot wait for next year’s trip!