Good luck to Year 10’s Chelsea Evans and the MerseyGirls, who are competing in the final of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions on Saturday 5 October!Top-Story-09-BGT-v2
In February, many of our forty-one bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recipients were able to attend a rescheduled celebration evening. The ceremony was also attended by family, friends and well-wishers, who were able to learn more about the amazing achievements of Ridgeway students. The guest of honour was Nicky Cage, DofE operations manager for the region, who presented award certificates.
Well done to all the students for their endeavours, showing resilience, determination and fortitude.
Click to read and see more on page 16 of Issue 9 (March-April) of Ridgeway New Times.
Saturday 30 June saw the last of the DofE expedition training walks underway, with our intrepid cohort of adventurers braving the summer sun to ascend Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range, on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales.
The Ridgeway team completed a seven-mile walk from Loggerheads up the back of Moel Famau, avoiding the easier tourist routes to ascend the steeper route leading up to the stone fort. Students who had not previously walked up Moel Famau were astounded by the scenery and the 360-degree panoramic views on offer. Such was the glorious weather, the two cathedrals of Liverpool city centre were visible 20 miles away.
Mr Cross said: “To their credit, students were able to show progression from previous walks and are now ready to tackle the next step: the two-day assessed expedition in Llandegla, North Wales.
This week will see our 55-strong cohort finishing last-minute preparations for their self-sufficient adventure, checking out the new school tents and completing meal planners.”
As part of their expedition training, 47 students attended the first full DofE bronze-award training walk near to Helsby on Saturday 9 June. The three groups were required to carry full expedition equipment (including sleeping bag and additional clothes), exactly as they will be expected to do during the actual assessed expedition in July.
Miss Campbell organised a weekend trip in May for twenty Year 8 and Year 10 students to Condover Hall, a residential activity centre in Shropshire, to play in a netball tournament against school and club-level teams from across the country. The standard of competition was sure to be exceptionally high.
However, this was much more than a netball tournament, fantastic though that was. There were loads of brilliant outdoor activities for students to experience when not actually playing netball, such as climbing, archery, abseiling, laser quest, obstacle courses and a zip wire.