Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition
Over the weekend of the 17th – 19th March, nine students and four staff braced the 40 miles per hour gusts of wind and horizontal rain to do a 3 day and 2 night expedition across Exmoor. The teams started just outside Wheddon Cross and walked to Minehead, staying at Cloud Farm in the Lorna Doone Valley and spending a night in Porlock.
Despite numerous blisters and the challenging weather conditions the groups really enjoyed their expedition and learnt a lot in preparation for their assessed expedition in July.
The following students, Matthew Caddick, Alex Henwood, Thomas Morgan and Charlotte Vile from Court Fields School took part in the ‘Young Chef’ competition, run by the Rotary Club. They designed a three course meal for two, costing less than £15. They were then selected to cook their meals at Bridgwater and Taunton College for local chefs and many supporters. Their food teacher Miss Coggins escorted the young chefs and was very impressed to see their independence in a highly pressured situation. They were judged on their table setting, presentation of the dishes, texture, taste and flavour combinations. It was a fantastic opportunity and experience for all the students that took part, and an exceptional achievement for Thomas Morgan Year 8 who received first prize, he will now go on to the next stage of the competition on Saturday 4th February. Matthew Caddick Year 9 received a close second place. Thank you to Philip Greenway for organising the competition this year.
Year 7 boys in Sapphire won for us in the inter-house football. Overall most people have been saying that Josh Winter was the best player on the pitch!
Jake Evens said “It was a fun game and we were happy that we won all the matches we played”.
We are so glad that we had another win for Sapphire house and I believe that Mr Selway is happy about that! So well done to all the year 7’s that played.
Written by: Charley-May Mcdonald
Year 7 students wrote to Prince Harry after researching him and his life. Many students were surprised to find out that Prince Harry is dyslexic. His office wrote back individual letters to the students and enclosed photographs.