For Creative Learning Week, the PE deptartment challenged 27 pupils to 'be the best they can be' across a range of activity areas. Please scroll down for pictures.
On Monday, the group visited Delamere Forest for a gruelling mountain biking course. They learnt how to maintain and check their bikes before spending three hours experiencing biking on the forest trails. The group had to cycle down some steep hills, covered in branches and roots and also attempt to climb hills that were rated as equivalent to a grade 4 hill on the Tour De France – some challenge!
On Tuesday, we visited Astbury Mere for a day of watersports. The groups completed hour long sessions of kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and raft building. Groups had to work together to build a raft from wood, barrels and ropes and then race it in a competition. The year 9 boys, plus House Captain James Brayford won the race, working as a team to balance whilst paddling in time to get the raft moving quickly through the water.
On Wednesday, we travelled to Macclesfield to complete a 9Km walk through the forest and over undulating terrain. Tired legs and tired minds did not make it easy and the pupils really had to step up their game and push beyond their limits to reach the end of the trail.
Thursday was 'Biathlon' day. Pupils had to complete a gruelling set of fitness tests including the multi stage fitness test, and sit up and press up tests before completing a 3.75 mile run around Astbury Mere and a 30 minute swim. The winner of the biathlon was Jacob Walton, with Adam Chell in 2nd place and Joe Wilson in 3rd place.
Many personal challenges were met by indidivual pupils over these four days of activity. Pupils had to step outside their comfort zones and be both mentally and physically determined to complete the testing set of challenges.
On Friday pupils teamed up to complete a tournament in basketball, rounders, dodgeball and football.
The PE department is extremely proud of the efforts of all of the pupils involved. They really have been the best they can be.
A gallery of photographs from the week can be seen below. Please click on an image to enlarge it.
Miss L Griffiths