NEWS & EVENTS
Chris gets ready to recite his poem
Visit from Turning Point
I came for my second visit to Pump farm on Thursday 3rd October 2019 to deliver some universal education around drugs and alcohol to the students, this time my colleague Laura also attended with me. From start to finish our experience was nothing less than a pleasure. All staff were accommodating and welcoming throughout. For the session with the young people we had 8 young males who sat throughout a full hour long session where we covered harm reduction and risks around numerous drugs including stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens. Each and every young person engaged well and were polite and appropriate throughout the session, asking fitting questions. They all managed to sit for the full hour and some even stayed at the end to ask further questions. We look forward to coming back to Pump Farm!
Many Thanks, Beth Bradshaw Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Misuse Worker
The Hilly Ridge Alpacas visited the school today and several students enjoyed the therapeutic hands on experience.
For a few nervous students this has been the most positive experience, watching their confidence grow and seeing them eventually handle the Alpacas themselves. We`re now exploring a potential work experience placements with Alpacas
Here we are reviewing the route
Year 11 Trip to Climb Snowdon
In July 2019 a group of year 11 Pupils went to climb Snowdon.
A third of the way up! Everyone felt proud of their achievement
The group returned to the hostel for refreshments and a rest. Everyone helped to prepare the food for the barbecue and then everything needed was carried down to the river opposite the Hostel. It was a lovely sunny evening and we had fun skimming stones and looking for fish
The first Ryes College Poetry Competition!!
Today saw the first Ryes College Poetry Competition, held at Pump Farm.
The competition, inspired by the national Poetry By Heart event, requires entrants to learn a poem by heart and then perform it to an audience. The performances are then judged on accuracy, dramatic effect and how well they entertain an audience.
Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, there were seven entrants performing a range of poems from Spike Milligan rhymes to William Blake’s The Tyger. All the students worked incredibly hard to learn their poems and some of their choices were ambitious.
Staff and young people alike were entertained and inspired by the performances on the day, but the winner was Year 10 student Spencer, who is currently studying at home. His entry was a film clip of the Witches Song from Act I Scene 4 of Macbeth. You can see the winner yourself if you follow this link: https://youtu.be/9x9x-g7ZjpM
The runners-up were Chris (pictured here) with a poem about Persephone in Greek Myth and Connor with Blake’s The Tyger.
22nd May 2020