Senior Department News
This Week in Year 6
This week Year 6 have been enjoying their long-awaited residential trip to PGL Liddington Multi Activity Centre.
It looks like they have been having a fantastic time in the sunshine, and we look forward to hearing all about it next week.
In the meantime, take a look at their week away in photos below:
This Week in Year 7
Taking on Responsibility
In the absence of Top Form this week, Year 7 have enjoyed being “top of the School” and have been learning more about the leadership opportunities that await them next year.
At the end of last week Year 7 assumed some of these Top Form responsibilities as they prepare to transition to their final year at Beechwood. Mrs Peel had lots of new helpers for the Second Hand Uniform Sale last Friday, and Year 7’s thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get involved.
Boarders’ Trip to Lords
On Thursday evening, Year 7 boarders enjoyed a trip to Lords Cricket Ground, regarded as the Home of Cricket. Not only did they watch the Essex v Middlesex match, which everyone enjoyed, but they also had the opportunity to play at the back with the Middlesex coaching teams. A fabulous evening – and a great 12th birthday for Will F! Thank you to Mr and Mrs Humphreys for arranging this fun evening!
This Week in Top Form
Whilst Year 7 held the fort back at Beechwood, Top Form pupils have been enjoying their residential trip at Skern Lodge in Devon. From the looks of the photographs that Mr Darcy, Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Hegarty and Mr Hinton have been sharing on Twitter, they have been basking in some beautiful weather as they challenged themselves across a range of physical activities – rafting on the River Torridge, surfing at Westwood Ho!, riding the rib and donuts, abseiling, coastal traversing and the slightly more sedate attempt at crabbing.
All of these activities offer opportunities to build skills such as teamwork, collaboration, problem solving and courage to challenge themselves, and we can see that Top Form have all thrown themselves into it with gusto. We can’t wait to hear all about it when they get back to School on Monday – pretty sure there will be some tired young people coming home later today!
Enjoy a selection of photos below: