Blog – 29.4.22
Mr Hopkins’ Report
“This week for PE our pupils have been learning orienteering and looking at maps for the first time. We went to Brookdale Park for our lessons where there are different levels of courses from ‘very easy’ to ‘Medium’ difficulty. We talked about maps – what they are, how they work – learned some of the symbols that are on a map and then set off to find each checkpoint in turn on an appropriate course. All of our pupils were brilliant at working together, taking their time to work out where to go and then finding the checkpoints at the correct spot – well done!
On the John Muir Award this week Miss Crossley’s class attempted the challenges set on Pule Hill in Saddleworth. This involved them finding their way up to the disused quarry at the top of the hill, trying to find the poem ‘snow’ engraved on the wall in the quarry and daring to squeeze through a very tight space in the cliff face. All of the class faced up to their fears and pushed themselves successfully to have a go at all of the challenges which was amazing to see!
On Thursday Mr Roscoe’s class went out exploring the Hope Woodland Forest over on Snake Pass. They explored the dark and damp forest and river and then faced the challenge of getting through the hidden tunnel there in the pitch black. After the tunnel they faced a hike up a river and then a difficult scramble up a steep hill in the forest to get back to the path. This was a real physical test on this day and the class helped and encouraged each other brilliantly throughout. Well done to all of you!”