Year 11 Sports Studies Climbing Trip – Cultural Capital Day

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Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 11 Sports Studies Climbing Trip – Cultural Capital Day

The Academy is dedicated to providing all students with an enriching and diverse curriculum that explores learning both inside and outside of the classroom. On Wednesday 29th March, we will be suspending the timetable to allow all students access to an external educational visit as part of Cultural Capital Day. These days are proudly one of the highlights of the Academy calendar.

Year 11 students are required to complete a climbing activity session as part of the Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies Course (Unit RO56 assessment). Taking part in this session will enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in outdoor activities. It also demonstrates how they have learned to care for and use equipment whilst carrying out safe practice when taking part in an outdoor activity.

For this Cultural Capital Day, your child will be travelling to The Reach Climbing Wall to take part in a climbing session. Students must bring their full academy PE Kit, plenty of water, some snacks and a packed lunch. Students entitled to free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch and a bottle of water. The students are advised to wear grippy trainers during the activity to ensure they can participate safely.

Students should arrive at school at 8.30am and meet in the Sports Centre to get changed into their PE Kit. We will then travel to the venue by public transport. We will aim to return to the Academy at approximately 2.00pm.

Please complete the permission slip using this link by Friday 10th March 2023.
Please contact your child’s Small School team if you have any questions about our Cultural Capital Days.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Quintino
Coordinator of Learning for Physical Education