Pupils from Year 11 undertook the Welsh 3000 challenge at the end of term, climbing all of the 3000ft peaks in Snowdonia (14 peaks) in a continuous journey, including summiting Snowdon.
5th July was a beautiful sunny day with an array of alternative and traditional events. Alternative events included basketball, volleyball, run relays, rounders, benchball and a scavenger hunt. The long jump, discus, shotput, javelin, high jump and track events were among the traditional events.
It is always great to hear of our past pupils. Quite a few came and enjoyed a fabulous day in the sunshine with our current families along with their dogs .
Year 8 had a fantastic few days in the sun, and rain, exploring around Swanage, including beach trips, cliff walks, Corfe Castle and fish and chips by the sea.
Head of Learning Support, Mrs Mitchell, wins the national Silver Pearson Award for her outstanding commitment to the pupils at Appleford. Mrs Mitchell has now been shortlisted for the Gold Award, to be announced during the Autumn Term.
Pupils in Year 10 completed the expedition part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Year 7s enjoyed a brilliant week of completing their Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 course. Symon, the instructor was incredibly impressed by their excellent behaviour and determination to do their best. Well done Year 7!
Pupils from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 had a great time visiting the Alex Holt Forest School as part of their Forest School curriculum. They learnt about animals, practiced camouflage, made forest floor art and learnt how to spot animal tracks
Year 8 (and staff) had the most tremendous day at Windsor Castle. They completed their photography tasks and historical fact finding by asking a lot of questions of the Windsor Castle staff who were very accommodating, kind and helpful. They also complimented our Appleford students on their good manners, charm and thirst for knowledge.