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Dear Parent and Student, We are very pleased to inform you about our exciting new Personal Challenge Days that will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013. On these days all Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of enjoyable sporting, creative, outdoor and educational activities based in school and off site as the Academy timetable is collapsed for two days. We have worked hard to build on the successes of our Theme Days and Academy Show in previous years to make sure that we offer a wide range of events and activities which challenge, stimulate and educate our students whilst providing excellent value for money. As you will see from the programme on offer, we are confident that there are activities to suit all ages, interests and budgets. The hope is that all students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity or experience that is new to them on these days. The activities are divided into 3 distinct groups within the booklet – residential trips, day trips to various venues and those activities which are based in school. Please take time to read through the range of activities on offer. Students will need to complete the options form at the back of this booklet (page 27) and select the activities that they would like to participate in for the two days. Some activities are a 2 day programme whereas others are 1 day programmes and students will therefore need to select 2 different one day programmes if this is their preference to cover both days. It is essential that the options form is returned to your child‟s tutor as soon as possible as all trips are subject to maximum numbers which cannot be exceeded and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. As a result students are asked to identify a reserve option, as outlined on the options form in case some activities are oversubscribed. For some activities you may be asked for a small non-refundable deposit to secure your place at the time of booking. Where required this is outlined in the activity details within this booklet. All option forms should be returned as soon as possible but by Friday 15th February at the latest. Please note that all payment for activities MUST be made by cheque, with cheques made payable to “de Ferrers”. No cash can be accepted for payment towards the Personal Challenge Days. If you have any questions or queries regarding the Personal Challenge Days please do not hesitate to contact me at The Academy. I look forward to the Personal Challenge Days offering an exciting and enjoyable programme for all students. Many thanks,

Mr D. Lovell Associate Assistant Principal

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Residential Trips Name of Activity

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Visit to Apple London and Thorpe Park The trip will consist of students going to London to visit the Apple flagship store in Regents Street. The Apple Store Workshops give a one hour tutorial with Mac Specialists. After this we will then visit some free London attractions. We will stay in a hostel overnight with breakfast included. On day 2 we will visit Thorpe Park which offers a range of curriculum based programmes involving an informative 45 minute session followed by time for questions which relate to the running of the park and how ICT and Design & Technology are involved. Students will then have some time in the park before returning to the Academy.

Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Residential 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days £123 £50 40

Name of Activity

Extreme White Water Challenge

Miss Brown

For all adrenaline seekers or water babies!!

2 full days of extreme water challenges!! 4 different activities!!! River Bugging Canyonning White Water Rafting Duckies

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Fun challenging activities which will leave you buzzing!! Location: Splash White Water Rafting Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AQ Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Residential 10 only Thursday – Saturday (3 days) £250 £50 30 Miss Sherratt

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Learn to be Cabin Crew Students have an opportunity to develop a number of customer service skills and practical skills used by Cabin Crew. Day 1 students spend the morning in the Academy with Ms Jarvis leading a session about life as Cabin Crew. Discussions about student‟s expectations and reality. After lunch students travel to Bournemouth for their practical activity day on Friday. Day 2 students are transferred to the practical activity centre where they will have an opportunity to complete a number of activities such as: B737 Emergency Evacuation Slide B737 Overwing Exit – including door removal Smoke-filled evacuation using our B737 + “infant” to find Rapid Decompression on our B737 aircraft – with drills Check-in – using our unique computer based system PA Announcements and safety checks. „In-flight‟ lunch service Students will spend the day at the activity centre before being transported back to the Academy. At no time will students be required to be airborne. All activities take place in aircraft / mock aircraft on the ground! Residential 9 and 10 only 2 days £120 £40 20 Miss Donovan

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Name of Activity

London Theatre and Sightseeing Experience - Warhorse Calling all theatregoers! We need you on board this amazing experience to see what London‟s West End has to offer! We will arrive at London Thursday afternoon and check into a three-star hotel, so that we can get ourselves ready for the evening‟s activities. We will then make our way to famous Planet Hollywood restaurant, so that we can have a night dining with the stars! Afterwards, we will make our way to the New London Theatre on West End, to watch the award winning performance of War Horse.

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Friday morning, we will have a continental breakfast provided by the hotel and then have a guided tour of London, before returning to the Academy. Play Synopsis At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert‟s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days?

Total Cost

Residential 9 and 10 only 2 days £127 which includes:  Return coach travel to London  Overnight stay at a 3* hotel  Planet Hollywood meal  Theatre tickets for War Horse  Continental breakfast  Guided tour around London  Insurance *Please note that students will need a packed lunch for Thursday afternoon and sufficient money to buy their own food on Friday.

Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

£30 47 Mr D. Griffiths

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

London Religious Studies and Parliament Tour London is home to the UK's most renowned galleries and museums; great sporting venues, the renowned West End theatres and a vast array of world famous sights and attractions. You will have the chance to visit them as well as key religious sites and conducting a river cruise on the Thames, which will all provide new experiences that will stimulate and inspire you, such as: St Paul's Cathedral - St Paul's is the cathedral of the Diocese of London. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul's has marked many royal occasions and has also been the site of state funerals of British military leaders, including Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill. A range of themed visits and workshop programmes will be undertaken. East London Mosque - The East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, in the heart of Tower Hamlets, is a diverse borough with rich history and home to the UK's largest Muslim community. It has one of the UK‟s youngest congregations. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Temple - The largest Sikh temple outside India is at the heart of the Sikh community in Britain. The temple can accommodate up to 3000 worshippers in the first-floor prayer hall and second-floor gallery. Houses of Parliament - Take a tour of the world famous Houses of Parliament! Residential 9 and 10 only 2 days £165 £30 45 Mr Burroughs

York and Leeds Residential Visit We anticipate this will be an exciting opportunity for students to experience the fascinating medieval city of York which was voted Britain‟s most beautiful in 2012. Our busy schedule will include visits to the National Railway Museum, the York Dungeons as well as a boat cruise on the river Ouse. Furthermore, we will also take in Clifford‟s Tower, York Minster and the castle walls among other famous historical sites and points of interest. Time will also be spent along the Medieval Shambles; one of Britain‟s most famous and interesting shopping experiences. Our accommodation is provided by Leeds Metropolitan University‟s picturesque, safe and secure Headingley campus where Dominos pizzas will be delivered for our evening meal. The university has also kindly agreed to let us use their impressive student union facilities where pool tables, video games and big screen entertainment will be available. We feel that this will give students an early taste of university life in a fun and safe environment. All accommodation will consist of spacious, single en suite rooms. On the second day in Leeds, the industrial powerhouse of Yorkshire. We will visit the Royal Armoury, one of the premier museums in the United Kingdom which explores the history of warfare in a unique and fascinating way before returning to de Ferrers at 3.30 on Friday afternoon. All meals will be provided by the school except for a packed lunch on the first day. Please register your interest early as places are limited to a maximum of 50 students. Residential 8 only 2 days £55 £10 50 Mr Keene

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Day Trips Name of Activity

Sponsored Walk Challenge For anyone who likes walking, the outdoors, a challenge and helping a good cause. We will walk from Trent, along the canal to Willington, then to Repton, Newton Solney, Winshill and back into Burton, a total of 13 miles.

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Along the way you will hopefully learn something about different types of transport, history, nature and agriculture. Most importantly, you will help to raise some money for a good cause through sponsorship! You will need good footwear, and waterproof clothing. Day Trip 9 and 10 only 1 day Free None No limit Mr Tyson

Caring for Animals Day 1 – Visit to the RSPCA Centre and find out how to care for animals and why the RSPCA exists and what they do.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Day 2 – Visit to Twycross Zoo – An insight into how more exotic animals are cared for and what part the Zoo plays in rearing a variety of animals. Day Trip 10 only 2 days £15 £5

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

15

Name of Activity

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester Visit Travel to Manchester for the day and visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Our visit will include a workshop investigating forensics and we will visit the interactive experiment zone! Visit mosi.org.uk to see all the fascinating things to see and do – there are far too many to list here! Day Trip 9 and 10 only 1 day £13.50 £5

Details Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Miss J Taylor

50 Miss Norman

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Name of Activity

Make it, Bake it, Decorate it…..a day in the life of a top chef!

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £60 £20 18

Name of Activity

Graphic Design workshop at the Design Museum London Students will take part in workshops at the Design Museum London. These include Mystery product, Eco Design, Innovative Materials and Packaging.

Mrs Wildman

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

In addition to taking part in the workshops students will have a tour around the museum. Leaving at 7:30am and not returning until 8pm this promises to be a packed, fun day! Day Trip 8, 9 and 10 only 1 day £30 £15 50 Miss Shenton

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Olympic Site Visit Students leave school and are transported by coach to London. On arrival students will be greeted by a guide who will first take them on a guided tour of the Olympic site. Students will then have a walking tour of the site and see a number of the key buildings. While walking around students will learn about the history of the area and consider the impacts of the rejuvenation and the legacy of the games. Student will visit the Olympic John Lewis where they get a panoramic view of the sitewhich is an ideal photo opportunity. Students will then have a cruise on the Thames before returning to the Academy by coach. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £45 £15

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

45

Name of Activity

Whitemoor Lakes Outdoor Activity Centre Participate in fun, outdoor adventurous activities - high ropes, challenge course and zip wire at the new outdoor activity centre near Lichfield, Whitemoor Lakes.

Miss Donovan

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Students will participate in 3 activities each lasting 90 minutes during the day as well as having the opportunity to walk around the National Arboretum. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £40 £15 40 Miss Lynchehan

A day at the Seaside Travel by coach to the beautiful, traditional Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno on the North Wales coast. Walk along the promenade, ride a donkey, make a sandcastle (bring your own bucket and spade!), watch Punch and Judy and visit the arcades. Shop for souvenirs, have a picnic on the beach or enjoy fish and chips or ice cream on the prom! We will also take the tramway to the summit of the Great Orme for breath taking views of the sea and the mountains! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £20 £5 45 Mrs Cheese

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Name of Activity Details Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Monsal Head Cycle Challenge The Monsal Trail trail offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, the Monsal trail follows the old Midland railway line for 20km through the Derbyshire Dales. On the journey you will pass through 4 tunnels and cross the Headstone viaduct (90m long and 12m high), as well as passing by mills from the beginning of the industrial revolution and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Wye valley in summer. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £30 £10 30 Mr Wideman

Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London This amazing opportunity will allow you to experience the world of Harry Potter from the famous novels to the big screen. We will be leaving at 9.00am to arrive at lunchtime for a picnic; there is a coffee shop there but be warned it is expensive! You will then have the opportunity to look around the gift shop, where you may wish to purchase exclusive merchandise that you are not able to buy anywhere else; from Dumbledore‟s robes to chocolate frogs with real holographic witches and wizards‟ cards. The gift shop is out of this world if you are a Harry Potter fan, so start saving now! We will be touring the studio at 2pm and this should take around three hours. You will be able to look around the sets, have a ride on a broomstick, drink a butter beer, visit Privet Drive and much more. You will also have the chance to take part in a lesson. You will receive a lesson on either script writing or filming and camera choices. We will then return at approx 9pm. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £26.50 £15 50 Mrs Etherington

Trip to York by Train Meet at Burton Railway Station for a 2 hour train journey to the wonderful city of York. Visit the National Railway museum, walk the bar walls, amble down the famous shambles and picnic by the river. You will need a packed lunch and enough money for a McDonalds tea! Bring your camera! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day – Thursday Only £30 £10 16 Mrs Kellett

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Trip to Blackpool - Madame Tussauds and The Blackpool Tower Welcome to Madame Tussauds. You‟re invited to our exclusive A-list party. Just strike a pose for the paparazzi and then join the world‟s most famous stars. Rub shoulders with the likes of Cheryl Cole, Peter Andre and H.M. The Queen. Have your photograph taken with David Beckham and meet stars old and new at this not to be missed party, where you will be the VIP! Afterwards, it‟s off to learn all about how wax figures are made. Then be amazed, before embarking on your ascent to The Blackpool Tower Eye, encounter the new 4D cinema experience. Amazing sights, smells and special effects surround you as you follow a boy‟s adventure at the seaside. Then, ready for your flight, you embark on your journey to the top of The Blackpool Tower as you step into the lift. Once you‟ve reached your destination, the doors open, and you are met with floor to ceiling, uninterrupted views across Blackpool and beyond. Now, it‟s the moment you‟ve been waiting for… step out onto the new SkyWalk. Never before have you been able to see so much of Blackpool as you tread across metres of glass... it‟s like walking on air! After all the experiences of the day, and feet back on the ground. Lunch can be eaten on the beach (weather permitting) followed by a stroll down the famous Blackpool prom (time permitting). Day Trip 7 and 8 only 1 day £22 £22 26 Mrs Mills

Cadbury‟s World Trip A visit to Cadburys world where chocolate comes to life! Find out how chocolate is made in the biggest factory of its kind in the UK! You will get to experience the whole process in a fun and engaging environment. There may even be time to stop off in the shop as well! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 Day Trip £15 £5 50 Miss Andjelkovic

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Amazing animals at Twycross Zoo This one day trip will involve students will spending the day at Twycross Zoo participating in a range of interactive and exciting activities as well as having some free time to explore the zoo and it‟s shop! During the organised activities the students will get to experience some of the natural world and have the opportunity to get up close with a selection of the zoo‟s animals! Day Trip 7 and 8 only 1 day £17 £5

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

40

Name of Activity

Rambling in the Peak District A leisurely walk in the White Peak area. Explore Thor‟s Cave, picnic by the river at Wetton Mill then a gentle climb to the top of Wetton Hill. Cost includes an ice cream! Bring a packed lunch.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Mrs Drew and Miss Mellors

Learn how to use a map and compass along the way. Bring your camera! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day – Friday Only £10 £5 15 Mrs Kellett

Rock Scrambling & Orienteering at Black Rocks, Derbyshire Join us for a daring rock scramble at Black Rocks in the Peak District...squeezing and weaselling up through the hidden cracks and holes in the rocks. Far more daring scrambling than you'd ever be allowed to do with Mum and Dad! This activity will be led by Lea Green Development Centre professional instructors and full safety equipment and training will be provided. Follow this with a picnic lunch and orienteering in the forest. Follow the map, use your brain, run like your life depends on it and beat Mr Taylor. A great day out and one that is guaranteed to change your life! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £20 £10 48 Mrs Thompson and Mr Taylor

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Learn to Ski Ever wanted to learn to ski? Well this is your chance! After 2 days at the Snowdome in Tamworth you will be flying down from the top of the slopes! The 2 days will include 6 hours of instructor led lessons and the package is advised to make the students recreation skiers. As a bit of light relief each day will also include 30 minutes of tobogganing! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days £80 £25 24 Miss Barlow

Warwick Castle Visit Visit Britain's Ultimate Castle, where you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure! Stunning scenery inside and out. Visit the towers and the dungeons in an action packed day! Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £20 £5 50 TBC

Forest Schools Complete outdoor learning and play solutions! Forest schools and outdoor schools are becoming a more popular method of educating Early Years children. Students will learn the impact of the environment towards the early years goals and the foundation stage of the curriculum (EYFS) One day at a Forest School being trained and a day visiting an early years Forest School looking at the impact of the environment on a foundation stage child‟s learning. Day Trip 10 only 2 days £15 £5 30 Mrs Tebbs

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Maximum number of places available Lead Staff Member

Name of Activity Detail

Science Museum & Natural History Museum London Visit Natural History Museum Ever wondered where humans come from or how it is that we know what an animal can see? Now you can find out on a day trip to the Natural history museum in London. Here you get to handle specimens, make your own discoveries and marvel at the variety of nature. The day will include a treasure hunt exploring the galleries of the museum, hands on workshops, guides through time narrated by Sir David Attenborough and much more. Science Museum Are we doing an experiment today? Yes we are!! At the science museum you will find hundreds of interactive galleries where you can discover the practical behind the theories. A visit to the „Launchpad‟ to join in with hands on activities about Space and Forces and discover how British Scientist Alan Turing known as „Code breaker‟ began the search for artificial intelligence. If you ever wondered why your Science teachers do what they do then this day out will provide you with answers to the many questions in Science and help put into practice theories learnt in the classroom. These action packed day trips will be non-stop discovery with maybe a little time to relax in the café and eat lunch and browse the gift shop for souvenirs before heading back on the coach. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £15 £5 90

Mrs Spong

Tallylyn Railway and Aberdovey Beach Trip This a day trip to west coast of Wales. During the morning you will take the narrow gauge railway steam train on it‟s 8 mile journey from Tywyn up the mountain to the slate quarries situated at Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. On the way back down the mountain you will have the opportunity to visit the breath taking waterfalls at Dolgoch. The afternoon will be spent on the beach near to Aberdovey. The beach is first class and the views are spectacular. Sunbathe, swim, body board and make sand castles! We will finish the day in Aberdovey with an opportunity to feast on the local fish and chips.

Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days Total Cost Deposit required Max Number of Places Lead Staff member

Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £18.50 £10 45 Mr Pearson

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days Total Cost Deposit required Max Number of Places Lead Staff member

Name of Activity Details Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Steam Engine Trip From Pickering To Whitby This is your chance to experience an outing on a full size steam train. The train will depart from Pickering (North of York) and follow a 1 hour 45 minute journey through the Yorkshire Moors to the seaside town of Whitby. On the way to Whitby you will pass through the first ever railway tunnel. Whilst at Whitby you will have the opportunity to explore the traditional back street shops where you might buy some Whitby Jet jewellery. You may decide to spend time on the beach before catching the steam train back on its uphill journey to Pickering. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £25.50 £10 45 Mr Pearson

Magna Science Park, Sheffield Visit Travel to Sheffield and spend the day at the Magna Science Park in the steel city of Sheffield where you will need to prepare yourself for a mind blowing voyage of discovery in the four gadget packed pavilions themed around the elements of earth, air, fire and water. The day will include a workshop on Genes in a bottle and discovery time! Day Trip 7 and 8 only 1 day £14.75 £5

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

45

Name of Activity

“Join the Company” Do you like Dance? Do you want to learn more about being in a Dance Company? If so this is for you…….. a 1 day dance course that will be based at the Brewhouse Arts Centre. Students will spend the day working as if they are a member of a Dance Company and experience and range of activities.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Miss Norman

The day will be delivered by East Staffs Dance Collective professional dance artists. The day will include: Dance Class, Creative Workshop, learn and create choreography, Opportunity to watch dance video‟s, Session on hair and make up. Ultimately the students will perform a unique dance piece in the Brewhouse Auditorium which will be professionally filmed. Every participant will then receive their own copy of the DVD. Day Trip 7, 8, 9 and10 1 day £22.50 £5 15 Mrs Jeffery

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School Based Activities Name of Activity Details Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Name of Activity

Basic First Aid Learn Basic skills which you could use to help people in an emergency. You will learn how to deal with cuts, bruises, fainting, sprains, fractures, choking, severe bleeding, burns, unconscious casualty and CPR just to name a few! In School 7, 8, 9 & 10 1 day Free None 30 Mrs Starkey

Recycled Art Installations with “remote-control-car artist” Ian Cook Before the challenge days, you will have the opportunity to meet contemporary artist, Ian Cook. You may recognise him from Blue Peter, Top Gear or Daybreak, as the artist who paints with remote control cars! During an after school session (before the challenge days) you‟ll be able to chat with Ian, have a look at his work and have a go with the cars to paint your own “auto-painting”.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Ian also constructs large sculptures using recycled materials. During the two challenge days you‟ll be designing and constructing a large scale sculpture using the same methods and materials as Ian. You‟ll be working together on a collaborative art piece that will be displayed in the Academy. After the challenge days, I‟m sure Ian will be very excited to come back to de Ferrers for you to personally unveil the finished article! In School 7, 8, 9 & 10 2 days Free None

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

25

Name of Activity

Perform! Lots of chances to learn by making a fool of yourself; experience the sheer enjoyment of improving your communication skills and self-confidence through making loads of mistakes...oh, and a bit of technical stuff as well.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Miss Wood

Plenty of opportunities to practise – story telling, stand up, sketches, singing or simply delivering a famous speech. For those who particularly enjoy the limelight there will be an opportunity to showcase your improved communication skills through the medium of karaoke. Whether you are talking to one person or performing in public to a crowd, your message can only be heard if you can communicate. The aim is to improve confidence for interviews, in debating, public speaking or public performances. In School 10 only 2 days Free None 20 Mr Grady

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Bike and Motorbike Maintenance Two day workshop at which a few lucky students will get hands on experience in mechanical and tool skills by dismantling (and putting back together again if we can remember how it came apart!) an engine. Students can also bring in their own bike / motorbike for maintenance on the second day. The aim of this challenge day is to get your hands dirty and find out what goes on inside an engine or your bike by playing with it and also to get a „feel‟ for mechanisms and how things go round and round and up and down. Selected students will need to bring in overalls, tools, a mug (as we will drink lots of tea like all great engineers!) and biscuits as you are not sharing Mr Long‟s!!! There will be no written work or assessments or deadlines and no sympathy if you cut yourself (but plasters are provided)! In School 7, 8 and 9 only 2 days Free None 22 Mr Long

Poetry Café Students will spend two inspiring days in the Academy working with a published poet. By the end of the two days, students will understand how to write a poem and will have written their own well-crafted poems. On the first day, students will listen to poetry recitals from a selection of the poet‟s own work, and will then have time to write their own poems in an interactive workshop led by the experienced poet. On the second day, students will have the opportunity to create an anthology of their poems using media technology. Students will use photography to illustrate their poems.

Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Students will be able to keep a copy of the anthology featuring their thought-provoking poems as a keepsake. In School 7 and 8 only 2 days Free None 20 Mrs Fox

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Name of Activity

Once Upon a Time

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

In School 10 only 2 Days Free None 10

Name of Activity

Be Creative with Icing! Students will bring in ingredients to bake a victoria sandwich cake; they will then design a clown top and be provided with materials to decorate their cake which they will take home at the end of the day.

Mr Lane and Mr Smith

Demonstrations will be given throughout the day at key points, students will learn how to successfully cover a cake in fondant icing and make a bas relief clown to sit on the top.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

The opportunity will be given for the students to show their creativity and experiment with icing to create models, such as animals, people and Christmas figures etc.

In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day ÂŁ5 ÂŁ2:50 20 Mrs Tate

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Name of Activity Your chance to work with a London Graffiti Artist to design and create your own A3 Graffiti Canvas to take home with you. The first half of the morning session will be spent designing and cutting graffiti and image stencils, and the second half painting them on to the canvas, with the session finishing with some touching up with marker pens. In the afternoon you will be able to further your skills, using large graffiti markers and working together to create a large scale installation. Details

Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £25 £12.50 20

Name of Activity

Enterprise Treasure Hunt Based around the Trent campus, both inside and out the challenge will involve students working as a team to solve a series of educational challenges to get to their next clue. The questions / tasks students have to solve and undertake will span the full Academy curriculum so they are investigating tasks for each different subject area to take them on their route around the treasure hunt. In School 10 only 1 day £1 None 30

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Mrs Haywood

Miss Gormley

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Electronics Challenge Do you enjoy electronics? Did you excel at the Blast Off/ Rocket Science projects in Year 7? Do you wish you had more opportunity to make your own circuits? Well this is the session for you.

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required

Come and join Mr Bell in a day of practical work, manufacturing and programming your own circuits. By the end of the session you will have a working product to take home with you (Batteries not included). In School 7 only 1 day £2 None

Max number of places Lead Staff Member

12

Name of Activity

Design and Typography From Egyptian pictographs through the ages, right up to fonts used on the modern day iPad. If you are interested in printing and graphics then this is the workshop for you! We will look at examples of Bauhaus design, wood and metal type, 'Printing Before Apple Macs', and include a visit to a local printers, culminating in a 'Recognise The Font' Competition (with prizes)! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £3 Free 15

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Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Name of Activity Details Type of Trip Year Groups 1 or 2 days? Total Cost Deposit Required Max number of places Lead Staff Member

Mr Bell

Mr Hawker

Hair and Beauty This girls only workshop will spend a day being pampered looking at a number of different hair and beauty techniques including Indian head massage and eyebrow tinting. In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £20 £5 15 Mrs Shardlow

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Italian Culture Days A crash course in learning the beautiful Italian language! You will also experience and learn about Italian culture, heritage, cuisine and the famous Venice Carnival! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days £2 None 40 Miss Stone

Cultural Cooking Day Spend a day learning about and producing dishes from across the world. Guaranteed to leave with something fantastic for tea at the end of the day! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £5 None 20 Mrs Hussain

Cricket Camp! Students will undertake different sessions focusing on the different skill areas of cricket, Sessions will focus on Batting, Bowling, Fielding and Cricket specific fitness. The workshop will finish with a Twenty20 format competition where we are hoping to have a current professional player on site to offer a few tips! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days Free None 50 Mr Wagstaff

Songwriting & Busking Workshop For all those budding musicians out there this is the workshop for you! Do you want to be the next big bands, maybe play guitar/piano? Ungraded musicians especially welcome! You will go through some basic songwriting structures, look at some classic examples and then have a go and write and compose your own songs, individually or in pairs, and play them back to each other as part of a songwriters‟ circle. We may even go busking! In School 9 and 10 only 2 days Free None 30 Mr Hughes

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Challenging Phobias! Are you scared of spiders? Does watching I‟m a Celebrity scare the life out of you?! This workshop focuses on challenging those phobias where an array of animals will be brought into school and a team of professionals will help you to overcome those fears! In School 10 only 1 day £35 None 20 Mrs Isaacs

Modern Jive Dance Workshop This is the dance for people who can‟t dance! There is no difficult footwork and in a matter of hours, you will be able to dance with a partner to all types of chart music from the 60s to today! On the first day you will learn a number of basic moves and will have ample opportunity to practise what you have learnt to music. By the end of the first day you will fix partners. On the second day you will learn some simple dips and drops – this is how to make your dancing look flashy! You will practice with your partner and at the end of the second day there may be a dance-off (which you do not have to take part in if you don‟t want to!). This is a fun, relaxed type of dancing and is not choreographed, unless it is a show dance! For a quick glance at how this dancing can be used, look at.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUmlHhQDXAs&feature=related In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days £10 None 40 Miss A Walton

The Making House Jewellery Workshop The 2 day course is designed to allow you to develop your own jewellery designs where you will be introduced to key skills to support you in making your own ideas. Learn basic wire and metalworking techniques, including wirework, cutting, shaping and texturing. You can then take the basic techniques further by developing your own designs in different metals and/or by incorporating with beads and other materials. In School 10 only 2 days £35 £10 15 Miss Hill

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Paper Crafts – scrapbooking, greeting cards, gift boxes Do you enjoy crafts and making things? If so, come and learn some new paper crafting techniques. We‟ll show you how to display your photos and holiday souvenirs in style and make mini albums and books. You‟ll be able to make greeting cards using a wide variety of materials and techniques including heat embossing, rubber stamping and découpage. There will also be a range of gift boxes/containers for you to make so that your presents look extra special. In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days Free None 20 Mrs Strange

Table Tennis Spend a day learning and improving your skills on the Table Tennis table! There will be practices to focus on developing the full range of shots in the game as well as learning how to spin and serve the ball at pace! The day will culminate in a tournament where you will get to put all of your newly learnt skills into action! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day Free None 15 Mr Dangerfield

News Reporting A fantastic opportunity to develop your journalistic and ICT skills. Students will use iPads and associated software to produce a TV news clip, comic strip or newspaper reporting on the Personal Challenge Days from the student view point. You will have the opportunity to visit a number of the different activities that are taking place and capture footage of the activities as well as interviewing staff and students about their experiences. We will collate all of our work into a report on the 2 days that will be included in the final Academy Communique newsletter of the year. In School 7, 8 and 9 only 2 days Free None 20 Mr Roberts

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Learn the key techniques of successful photography- How to take a photograph, use Photoshop to enhance and experiment with creative techniques such as image transfer and photograms. You will have the opportunity to get out and photograph the local area and develop your skills working to a live Photographic competition. By the end of the 2 days you will have a portfolio of professional looking photographs and entered your work into a competition! In school with local walks for photo shoots 7, 8, 9 and 10 2 days Free None 20 Mrs Keary and Mrs Thomas

An introduction to Yoga and Meditation A beautiful day dedicated to helping you feel more relaxed, more confident and more fabulous!  Learn some Dru yoga sequences and traditional postures.  Have fun activating and stretching out your body.  Practice some calming breathing techniques.  Taste the calm and joy of meditation.  Chill out completely during deep relaxation.  Enjoy indoor and outdoor practices. In School 10 only 1 day Free None 10 Mrs Cheese

Book Club! Spend a wonderfully relaxing day with Mrs Wakelin reading a great book in a peaceful environment. The perfect way to unwind and relax! In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day Free None 15 Mrs Wakelin

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„Bake and Create‟ – Cupcake Workshop Do you enjoy baking? Then this is the workshop for you! Working in pairs you will bake a batch of cupcakes from scratch and decorate them following the demonstrations given. During the day you will learn the techniques involved in making perfectly light and moist vanilla cupcakes (feel free to bring your own ingredients to make a different flavour!).

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You will then make your own buttercream (two flavours / colours) and learn how to use it to pipe various swirls and cupcake topping styles. You will then enter your best cupcake in a „Bake off‟ competition at the end of the day, before taking a selection of cakes home with you. In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £5 £2.50 20 Mrs Bower-Gormley

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Multi-Sports Olympic Fun Day Do you like playing team Games? Do enjoy playing for fun? Do you want to learn more about different sports? Do you aspire to be a great coach or leader? Do you like working in a team? If you answered yes to any of these then this could be for you.

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Why not spend a day playing games and being part of a team? Throughout the day a selection of games from the list will be played. Depending on numbers this will be a multisports competition where teams, once selected, play each other to see which one has the greatest all round skills. Rounders; Hockey; Football; Tennis; Volleyball; Cricket; Softball. Fun races – Wacky Athletics. In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day Free None No limit

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“Tennis Camp” Are you a budding Wimbledon Player or have dreams of one day getting there? Do you want to learn to play tennis? Do you want to improve you skills? Following the refurbishment of the Tennis Courts, we have a great opportunity for you to spend the day improving and playing tennis. Work with one of the top local area coaches who herself has played tennis to a high standard - Alison Smith (LTA Senior Performance Head Coach). Alison is the head tennis coach at Burton Tennis & Squash Club. She played professionally on the WTA Tour for 8 years achieving career high world rankings of 236 in singles and 188 in doubles. She played in Bulgaria, America, Poland, Holland, Algeria, Germany, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Spain including an appearance at Wimbledon in 1994. In School 7, 8, 9 and 10 1 day £10 £5 20 Mrs Jeffery

Animation Workshop Fancy yourself as the next Nick Park (creator of Wallace and Grommit)? Then this is the course for you! After a brief introduction to the principles of stop motion animation you will be let loose on your own project. Using a video recorder, professional editing software (Adobe Premier Pro CS5) and your own imagination you will be able to bring to life a whole host of inanimate objects of your choice in your own mini animation project! In School 7, 8 and 9 2 days Free None 15 Mrs Kyriacou-Moyes

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Personal Challenge Days Student Option Form

Name: ____________________________________________________ Form: _________ Please list below the activity / activities you would like your child to participate in by listing their first, second and third choices in the relevant boxes;

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* Please only send in a deposit to cover the cost of your child’s first choice activity if this is a two day activity. If they have selected 2 one day activities instead as their first 2 choices please send in a deposit for both of these activities. In the event that your child’s first choice activity is oversubscribed deposits will be transferred to their reserve choice activity and / or refunded where applicable.

I confirm that I would like my child to participate in the activities listed above for the Personal Challenge Days 2013 and understand the total cost for the activity that will be payable in due course. I enclose a cheque (payable to “de Ferrers”) to cover the deposit as outlined above. Please write your child‟s name and form group on the back of the cheque.

Signed: ___________________________________________________ Date: __________ Please return this form and any deposit due in an envelope marked “Personal Challenge Days” with your child‟s name and form group also on the envelope to the Support and Guidance Office on either Dove or Trent by Friday 15th February. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Personal Challenge Days Booklet