While many were enjoying the start of the summer break, Treviglas was alive with new students exploring the site during the first week of the summer holidays. An early orienteering activity enabled them to confidently find their way around after only half a day.
Many activities were offered at the Sports Hub on site, including kurling, archery, basketball, wheelchair basketball, dodgeball, as well as various teambuilding challenges and badminton. In the performing arts session, students were able to develop their performance skills in drama and dance, performing their routines to an audience of their peers. A highlight for the students was learning in the Treviglas nature garden, where they made their own camp fires to toast marshmallows, and also made catapults to fire water bombs.
The weather on the final day was not the best; however, the intrepid students still participated in a trip to Porth beach, where they enjoyed playing beach games. On the way to the beach students took part in a numeracy trail answering quiz-style questions in teams.
All the activities were very popular, with Ellie saying that she enjoyed visiting the nature garden and making a camp fire the best. Isaac particularly enjoyed the drama. Sam said, “I really enjoyed all the summer school. The orienteering was really good as I know now my way all round the school.”
Emma Gilbert, Transition Co-ordinator at Treviglas commented, “The summer school is always a fantastic way for new students to make friends, meet members of staff and find their way around the college site. This reduces possible anxiety regarding starting at secondary school. We are so pleased that so many of our new students were able to attend this year, and that they all had such a positive experience with us.”