Year 10 Oxford University Taster Day

A report from Toby Jones:

The Oxford trip was very informative as the people there were very helpful and open. The tour was great in that we got a good understanding of Uni life and how Oxford works generally. We got to hear an organ play in Exeter College and it had a great sound.

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Then after we had lunch in the Hall we had a sort of Easter hunt, except with the Colleges that make up Oxford University, not chocolate bunnies. Shortly after that we had an enlightening lecture about magnetic fields, the history of our own magnetic field, it’s possible future and finally about other planet’s magnetic fields. All in all it was a great, informative trip.

Walking Challenges

At Court Fields we offer students a range of walking challenges and outdoor pursuits opportunities.  We believe that these challenges help to develop resilience, perseverance as well as developing fitness and a love of the great outdoors.

Yr7 Blackdown challengeOvernight camping experience on the Blackdown hills.
Yr7 Activity camp during the last week of the summer term.
Yr8/9 Exmoor challengeTraining days leading up to the 16 mile competition which takes place during the first weekend in May.
Yr9 Dartmoor challengeMay
Yr7-9 North Wales residential – Mountains and minesResidential trip to an outdoor centre in North Wales.  Climb a mountain in the Snowdonia national park and explore an underground cave system in a disused slate mine.October/November
Yr8-9 Activities week
Yr10 Ten Tors 35 mile teamTraining throughout the year leading to the challenge in May.  Potential team members need to demonstrate walking experience and a high level of commitment to take part.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer activities July 2014

The summer activities brochures have now been issued to Yr8 and Yr9.  If you were not in the assembly on 25/4/14 you can get a brochure from reception or the finance office.  The finance office will be accepting your booking forms and deposits from Monday 28/4/14 via the post box in reception.

This year we have a a great range of activities for you to participate in including; Photography, London Musicals, Street Art, Cooking, Gardening, Design Technology, Rock Guitar, Coasteering, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Canoeing, BMX racing, Mountain Biking, Caving, Wakeboarding, Gothic Adventures, Surfing, Local Walks, Golf, Equestrian, Dartmoor Camp, Multi Sports, Skateboarding and the Ardeche Adventure.

If you have any questions please contact Mr Dickson or the Finance office.

Snowdonia trip part two (underground)

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After our successful ascent of Tryfan, the group returned to the base for hot chocolate and another delicious meal of sausage casserole prepared by Mrs Robertson. Everyone enjoyed an impromptu musical performance led by Chris and Casey that made us forget our aching knees! Unsurprisingly, everyone went to bed quite a lot earlier!

The next day we headed off to Rhiw Bach mine. Year 7 students Starr and Becky continue the tale…

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Snowdonia trip part one (overground)

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The Outdoor Club has just returned from the annual Snowdonia trip. This year we were based in the Ysgol Latymer Centre, at the end of the remote Penmacho valley, with nothing but the distant popping roar of the cars on the World Rally Championship night stage in the hills above the Centre for company on the first evening. Replete with Mrs Robertson’s delicious chilli, the students entertained themselves with board games and popcorn before settling down for the night.

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Activity Days 2013

The last school week in July is when Court Fields students get the opportunity to do a wide variety of enrichment activities and this year the weather cooperated by being absolutely perfect. The staff provided a wide variety of interesting activities including: coasteering, climbing, surfing, canoeing, cycling, BMX, cooking, gardening, art project, DT project, equestrian, fishing, photography, local walks, multi-sports drama/music the Ardeche residential and many more.

Well done to all the students that took part, especially if you challenged yourself by doing something different that you haven’t tried before.

Cycling

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Surfing

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Woodwork

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Caving

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Caving

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Coasteering

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Fishing

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Art Project

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Yr7 camp

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Cooking

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Geography department Sicily tour: April 2013

The Geography department have returned from a brilliant trip to Sicily with a group of 31 GCSE geography students (and a couple of history infiltrators)

Etna

On the first day we set out from our base in Giardini Naxos to make the journey up Mt Etna in 4 wheel drive vehicles. Unfortunately the summit area was inaccessible due to heavy snow but we continued on foot to a point where we could see a small eruption in progress. A bitter wind encouraged us to turn back to the Rifugio Sapienza for a hot chocolate. Once fortified, the party split into two groups to investigate the Silvestri craters.

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High Ropes Course

The 18th October 2012 dawned sunny as 10 girls and I set off in a very big transit van for Goathust, where they were all invited to have a go on a low and high rope course with BlackRock Outdoors.  There were many magic moments in that day, some of which are recorded in these photos, but mostly what I hold onto is the bravery of all 10 girls in the face of some very challenging climbs, heights and their need to develop trusting each other as they worked in teams. One measure of the days success is in how they all want to do it again! (and we will and maybe I will face my own fear of heights!?) Thank-you all for having a go. Rhonda

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Enrichment Trips

  •       Outdoor Club
    The visit to Snowdonia on the first week back after half term.  Please use half term to sort out your waterproofs and footwear.  Remember it will be cold at the top of Cader Idris!
    MRD and NJ
  •       Art trip to MADRID, Spain. 25th to 28th October 2013
    For students in Years 9 and 10 (especially students who are doing or are aiming to do Art GCSE)
    Please see Mrs Sidgwick/Ms West for a letter asap because we need to know numbers after half-term.
    KS
  •       Ardeche 2013 trip.
    Only a few places left
    See Mr Latchford if interested.