Enrichment Week 2017

After a busy SATs week, Form 6 celebrated with a week of trips, adventure and activities.

Enrichment week was a collaborative effort with ideas from the children and teachers to find out what kind of activities they would like to take part in.

At the beginning of the week, Form 6 and Mrs Marshall went to Bolton Abbey and Stride Woods. They explored the Abbey grounds and threw pebbles across the water. The children explored the woodland and worked up an appetite for ice-cream!

Off they went to Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour for a treat.

On the Tuesday, Mrs Marshall, Mr Laycock and the children visited the city of York to shop, sight-see and visit the National Railway Museum. Form 6 also went on a treasure trail around the city.

The Ghyll Royd minibus headed for Leeds on the Wednesday to visit Jump Arena. The children jumped, flipped and bounced around the park. There were sports courts for dodgeball and basketball, as well as a giant foam pit to fall into.

The courageous class spent their last day in Lancaster at Gravity Flight Tower. The first outdoor tower in Europe, daredevils and adrenaline junkies can jump, fall or zip to the ground from six different heights. The children were very brave and left their fears behind. Mrs Marshall and Mr Laycock thought it was wiser to observe from the ground(!)

Rohaan in particular showed extreme bravery as he was reluctant at first to try out the 19.5m drop. He surveyed the area a few times, coming close to the edge, then deciding against it. After cheering and support from his peers, Rohaan literally took the plunge and jumped off the edge of the tower!

Mrs Marshall was extremely impressed by the children, especially Rohaan, who received this week’s commendation in Form 6.

Mrs Marshall said: “All of us have had a brilliant time this week for Enrichment Week. The kids were amazing, hurling themselves off a high tower whilst me and Mr Laycock cowered in the shade sipping lemonade and cola.”

Ramsay took his camera everywhere this week and has created a fantastic video which you can watch below.

The children certainly earned their week of fun after their efforts during SATs week. They returned to School on Friday for their last ever Ghyll Royd Sports Day.

At the end of June, Form 6, Mrs Marshall and Mrs Downes will be spending a week on their Residential at Robin Hoods Bay. The year will then be wrapped up with a fantastic Key Stage Two performance of ‘Cinderella and Rockerfella’ in July.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.