On Friday, 29th June the whole of the Senior School took part in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Year 7 went to Drayton Manor Park; Year 8 went to Walesby Forest, Newark; Year 9 enjoyed a day film-making with the One Day Film School; Year 10 did their usual Monday evening activities, such as CCF, Community Action and Young Engineers, and Year 12 attended the University of Nottingham Open Day.
The Year 10 Community Action students spent the day helping to supervise the Junior School and Lovell House boys during their visit to see the passing Olympic Torch relay. They were rewarded with the opportunity of seeing and holding - and having their photo taken with - one of the real Olympic torches later that day, kindly brought into school by one of the event organisers.
The Year 8 pupils spent the day at Walesby Forest Activities Centre near Newark, where they spent half of the day doing water based activities and the other half doing an Assault Course and Climbing.
The boys enjoyed the challenge of building a raft and hoping it would hold together and float, indulging in Canadian canoe water battles and kayaking. Thankfully, most of them remembered to bring a change of clothing!
The RAF cadets went to RAF Cranwell, where, unfortunately the ongoing weather conditions put paid to their well-laid plans. On the plus side they were able to have a tour of the Jaguar hangar - probably the last opportunity, as it is moving to RAF Cosford in a few weeks' time. Luckily, the CCF officers were able to give the majority of the cadets a good day's Nav-Ex, albeit in difficult and muddy conditions, whilst a few lucky cadets were able to fly with 45(R) Squadron in the King Air airplane.