Students meet challenges set before them

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Treviglas’ annual Challenge Week has once again provided students with a diverse range of activities, from sporting team based skills to presentations about protecting our local environment.

All of Year 7 and 8 attended ‘Ocean School’ led by a team from Cornwall based campaign group, Surfers Against Sewage.  The sessions focused on the importance of looking after our environment and, when weather permitted, took place at Porth Beach.  We have been lucky to be one of the first schools to participate in this activity. Joe, Year 7 said, “It made me want to think about what I put in the bin.”

Year 9 and 10 worked with the Army Outreach Team focusing on team building and challenging activities developing problem solving skills.

To help students in Years 8, 9 and 10 consider their future pathways and careers, students in these year groups spent the day in the college’s Post 16 area.  The students were able to look at different subjects and to consider what they may be interested in studying in the future.

Year 10 students completed their challenge programme by having a rewards day surfing at Tolcarne Beach and a trip to the cinema.

Towards the end of the week, and in lovely sunshine, the whole college Sports Day and the House Challenge Day took place.  Both these events encouraged team building and healthy competition between the four houses. It was delightful to see the sense of team spirit and rivalry, as students enthusiastically cheered their peers on, and laid down challenges for each other. It was great, too, to see staff members getting involved, and entering into the spirt of the events, participating alongside some of the students. Sam in Year 8 said, “I loved representing my house and got a personal best in shot-put.”

Sarah, in Year 8, added, “I liked running the 800.  I came second, which I was really pleased with.”

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