Surrounded by towers of oak trees and leaves and terrible weather, the Year 11 HAPs (higher attaining pupils) took part in a core revision experience at Hesley Wood in Sheffield. Our
Our dedicated teachers had planned a
Other fun activities included ‘BIDMAS and Buns’, where we had to solve challenging maths questions in order to find the amount of each ingredient. Miss Williams and
Dinner was prepared by efficient cooking teams and we all enjoyed pizza, salad and garlic bread on the first night and a chippy dinner on Saturday. This trip not only taught us exam skills, but valuable, necessary and practical life skills that will help us to be independent when we go on to university. Learning how to cook, wash up and serve
On the last
Although drenched in a blanket of mud, students and teachers didn’t want the experience to end. We finished our time at Hesley Wood, filthy, but relaxed. It was the perfect way to end our HAPs residential.
Reflecting back (now we have caught up with sleep) this has been the best weekend ever – a once in a lifetime experience to be independent, get in crucial revision and spend time with fabulous teachers and friends. By HAPs students from 11En1.