This week Senior School pupils enjoyed a Community Service and Field Day. The Fourth Form enjoyed a day out of the classroom at Croft Farm Water Park in Tewkesbury, where they worked together on Raft Building tasks as well as learning to work together in 6-person KataKanus. The importance of having a chance to build friendships and teamwork skills in an external environment cannot be underestimated and we were delighted to see the teams having a great deal of fun despite the weather being slightly dull and arriving back with huge smiles on their faces!

Back on home turf, Remove pupils and NCOs took part in the Royal Logistics Corps Inter-house CCF Competition.  This is always a hotly contested event and this year did not disappoint. Cadets competed in a wide range of mental and physical tasks which included: The towers of Hanoi puzzle, bouldering wall challenge, escape from Dartmoor challenge, air rifle competition, .22 Shoot, flight simulators, a blindfolded tent challenge and a leadership task to build the tallest water tower. The event was great fun and the afternoon flew past.  Scores were very tight at the end of the day with five teams tied for 4th place!  Overall, last year’s winners, Fawley House, came runners up and Brook Court House were the victors.

A number of pupils also took part in Community events, with some assisting local primary schools in helping with reading and classroom activities. Other pupils volunteered at the Pied Piper Charity shop in Brockworth and some stayed at Dean Close to host an afternoon tea for elderly visitors to the School. Visitors were welcomed from Morris Court, Ambleside and Lilian Faithful care homes for an afternoon of tea, cake and musical entertainment.

It was wonderful to see the commitment and focus of all pupils during the day in their various activities, well done all!