Boys' Activity Week
Monday, 04 July 2011
Senior School boys enjoyed a challenging final week before they broke for the summer holiday in which they focused on a variety of activities aimed at developing their horizons. Year 10 pupils were put through their paces by the army, who developed the boys' leadership, communication and teamwork skills through a number of assault courses and mental exercises. The boys also took part in a stretching business game.
Year 7 enjoyed a week of culture, which saw them devising their own plays in a day before performing them in the same evening to their parents. Whilst ninety of the boys were out of school on a field trip to Paris, the remaining sixty pupils took part in a day of Modern Foreign Languages. Another day focused on Art activities.
Boys in Year 8 had a week themed around outdoor pursuits, which included boys going on the annual camp to Saundersfoot in South Wales, whilst others learnt outdoor survival skills at Brookside, the School's Scout Centre and at Angelzarke Reservoir; on another day pupils developed orienteering capabilities in Bolton's Queen's Park.
Year 9 took part in a week revolving around Science activities, the highlight of which was a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. They also enjoyed a trip to Hadrian's Wall.
Throughout the activity week, Sixth Form students helped out in the running of events, whilst developing their own leadership skills.