Ski Trip 2017
The annual ski trip was a huge success this year with 65 pupils from Year 9, 10 and 11 visiting Madonna Di Campiglio and Pinzolo over the February half term. After a gruelling 32 hour coach journey, the students settled into resort quickly and were excited for their first day on the slopes. Throughout the trip, the students pushed themselves to their personal limits to strive to become more proficient on skis and get the most out of the week. Their attitude and behaviour, both on and off the piste, was first class, with everybody enjoying the whole ski experience. We were spoilt with the snow conditions whilst being there and everyday came with clear skies and the sun shining, allowing for skiing technique and confidence to grow at a faster rate. The students were fantastic at organising themselves in the mornings ensuring they were fully prepared for the day, everybody went to the slopes with a can do attitude, the evening activities were enjoyed by all (even with some very questionable karaoke signing) and everybody tried to immerse themselves in the Italian culture through the things we ate and communicating in a different language. All in all, it was a fantastic trip that will long live in the memories of everybody that went!
World Champion Inline Skater visits Blue Coat!
This Girl Can
Congratulations to our ‘This Girl Can’ group for taking part in a number of workshops lead by a World Champion Inline Skater, Jenna Downing. The students learnt about the importance of dedication, resilience and challenge through Jenna’s own personal story to success. This was then tested through a variety of team building activities and a practical skating session. We fell, we fell, and we fell again, but every girl dusted off their knees and got straight back up and tried again. All of the girls stepped outside their comfort zones, faced their fears and learnt the value of having a go and not giving up! Well done to all of the girls who were involved. We hope to welcome Jenna Downing back to our school in the summer term.