Wonderful Week 2019 Day Two
Another day, another whole host of activities, adventures and antics to report on for Wonderful Week day two.
In the morning, the Duke of Edinburgh group set off for their expedition to Rivington in order to successfully accomplish their Bronze Award. Meanwhile in London, a stunning performance of Les Misérable was enjoyed on Monday evening by a very excitable bunch. Today they have delved into the depths of history at the National History Museum and been wowed at the Science Museum. In Scotland, they have hit the ground running (or should I say walking) after enjoying a hike in the hills, followed by archery and the climbing wall. In Waddecar, the campers in Year 7 enjoyed their first night in the wild and have developed their survival and team building skills.
Over in Manchester, the Sports and Leisure group visited the red side of the city as they toured Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford. In Blackpool, there was some serious ‘monkey business’ and ‘clowning around’ as groups visited Blackpool Zoo and the Blackpool Tower Circus.
Back at St Mary’s, there has been a passion for fashion as budding designers crafted mood boards and sketched designs worthy of even the most fashion conscious critic. In the dance studio, contemporary dance has taken over as they perfected different routines and skills, including scissor kicks, floor rolls and head kicks. Lilly-May commented that, “I’m having so much fun and there’s so much to do. We are learning lots of different styles and I’m learning a lot!”
It’s been cupcakes galore in the Bake Off group as they made some culinary delights to tantalise the taste buds. Students have been experimenting with flavours, including strawberry, blueberry, toppings and buttercream. Over in Prop Making the realms of fantasy have been delved into with many creations, including the likes of Stormbreakers, Makonde daggers and Infinity Gauntlets. “We’re having a really exciting time. It’s really fun to meet new people and to do something so creative,” Ethan and Cyprian commented. Meanwhile, the Sixth Form team have enjoyed exploring apprentice workshops from the likes of BAE and the Civil Service.
Needless to say that today has been jam-packed full of adventures and we expect tomorrow to be even bigger and better!