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Activities Week

Winding down for the end of term? Not St Benedict’s! The final week of the academic year was busier than ever, with a wide ranging, packed programme of trips, enterprises. workshops and activities.

St Benedict's Activities Week
History trip to the WWI battlefields of Belgium

Activities Week was an ambitious, enriching, action-packed programme of stimulating trips, expeditions, workshops and challenges for pupils from Year 7 to the Sixth Form.

St Benedict's Activities Week
Environment Day - upcycling plastic bottles, making plant pots and bird feeders

There were trips to Rochester, Bath, and the WWI battlefields and trenches of Belgium; music workshops run by professional musicians, and culinary presentations from a celebrity chef; a day of eco-awareness, learning about how to play our part in protecting the environment; D of E expeditions, and leadership courses with the CCF; days devoted to understand philosophy, and exploring career pathways – focusing on individual aptitudes and talents. Year 7 did some fund-raising in support of Lepra, and the Sixth Form threw a party for local elderly residents. At the end of the week there was heated political debate at Question Time, with a diverse panel of invited speakers (including two St Benedict's alumni).

St Benedict's Activities Week
The human Periodic Table

Everyone enjoyed a week off timetable, trying different things, visiting new places and going out of their comfort zones – intellectually and physically.

St Benedict's Activities Week
Composition workshop with Bassistry
St Benedict's Activities Week
Combined Cadet Force Leadership course
St Benedict's Activities Week
Crime Squad - teamwork and problem solving activities
St Benedict's Activities Week
Careers teamwork activity
St Benedict's Activities Week
Canoeing and river clearing on the Thames
St Benedict's Activities Week
Award winning chef Cyrus Todiwala 
St Benedict's Activities Week
Summer party for local elderly residents
St Benedict's Activities Week
Sixth Form Question Time with Councillor Sarah Rooney (Labour, Ealing Council); Sean Keeley (Old Priorian and President of Oxford Brookes Student Union); Audrey Reber (Chair); Joe Levy (Old Priorian and Green Party candidate in Exeter) (Not shown: Robert Oulds, Director of the Bruges Group)
St Benedict's Activities Week
Classicists trip to Bath

 

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