During the Easter holidays Miss Pemberton, Mr Maltby and Mr Blackburn took 20 Year 11 students on a ski trip to Arosa in Switzerland. Most of the students had never skied before and by the end of the week all students were enjoying skiing down the blue, red and black runs in the Swiss mountains. Our GCSE PE students were filmed, as part of their practical assessment, carving and parallel turning with ease down the black runs after excellent tuition from the Swiss ski instructors.
Once again, Year 11 ASPIRE students used the opportunity when completing their COPE GCSE Citizenship Module, to turn it into a fundraising event.
As a group, they planned and took part in a sponsored walk, mapping their route, training for the challenge and ensuring they were well-equipped beforehand.
On Monday 14th March, Mr Tither, Miss Cox and our Chaplain Niall Hammond took thirty year nine students to visit the Manchester Jewish Museum. The purpose of this visit was so that the students could learn about the Holocaust and hear survivor’s stories. During this visit they were privileged to be spoken to by Chaim Ferster, a 93 year old Holocaust survivor who spent time in Auschwitz concentration camp. His testimony was thought provoking, emotional and enabled our students to gain an insight into such an existence.
Throughout February and March, members of the ASPIRE team responsible for disability sports and Primary Links within St Chad's, have been transporting our sports wheelchairs to two local primary schools and delivering after school sessions.
Miss Pemberton, Mrs Russell and Mr Coyle took a group of year 8 and 10 students to Old Trafford on Wednesday 2nd March to watch Manchester United vs Watford. The game had the students on the edge of their seats as Manchester United's Mata scored their winning goal in the 83rd minute.