As part of our ongoing commitment to expanding our students’ understanding of what is on offer to them after Sixth Form, whilst also building their resilience by encouraging them to reach outside their comfort zones, Mr Garner and Sixth Form staff took 70 of our Year 11 and Year 12 students to Falmouth University last weekend, so that they could consider their post-18 options and try out new experiences!
On Saturday the group travelled to Swanpool Beach for the day to take part in challenging water sports activities. Anyone who has ever tried coasteering will tell you it is never easy, but the group pushed beyond what they thought possible, with many ending the session with 5+ meter drops into the sea, made possible under the supervision and guidance of our experienced Elemental UK instructors.
Students and staff stayed in Falmouth University halls of residence accommodation and on Saturday were challenged to cook themselves dinner ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style, using a selection of ingredients provided by our reps. It was wonderful to see all of the flats working together to create their own versions of a stir fry. The winning flat showed excellent communication skills by equally splitting cooking duties and impressed the judges with their use of ingredients and teamwork!
Sunday was particularly busy, as students were given a tour of the Falmouth University campus, had a talk and Q & A session with current university students, explored alternative post 18 options available, and took part in a personal statement writing exercise. Students were then given a few hours to explore Falmouth town centre, ending the afternoon on the sunny Swanpool Beach with some delicious fish and chips!
On our travels home, the coach stopped off at the Eden Project, exploring the Mediterranean and Rainforest biomes. Again the students were given independence to explore the flora and fauna and they all represented Myton School and Sixth Form brilliantly.
Elemental UK staff and teachers were very impressed with how the group managed themselves on this brand new trip and we look forward to welcoming next year’s group!
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