Sixth Form - Fieldwork to Fundraising

Students of our Sixth Form have had a busy end to the first half term of the new academic year due to their participation in a variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities, including fieldwork and fundraising.

Geography Fieldwork

On Thursday 26th October, our Year 12 Geography students worked alongside their peers from South Holderness Technology College, plus members of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT), to carry out their first piece of A-Level fieldwork.

Students from the two Sixth Forms joined forces at the YWT-owned Spurn Point Nature Reserve to look at sand dune succession, measuring the profile of the dunes and vegetation cover. The data they collected will be used as a key resource in the fieldwork element of their studies.

A particular highlight of their visit to Spurn was a ride in the Unimog – an off-road all-wheel drive vehicle which transported the students the full length of the point. Since a storm surge in 2013, vehicular access to the end of the point has been severely restricted, with entry now only being possible at low tide in off-road vehicles. The Unimog ride proved to be a rare treat which both the staff and students thoroughly enjoyed!

Walking the line for charity

On Wednesday 25th October, seventeen Year 12 students took part in a sponsored walk to help raise money for Help for Heroes – the charity which aims to provide better facilities for injured British servicemen and women.

The walk was organised as part of Collapsed Afternoon Wednesday (CAW) – an enrichment programme launched this year which aims to help students develop additional skills through a range of different experiences and activities.
The students, along with Mr Beattie and Dr Finer, walked part of the route of the old Withernsea to Hull railway line, covering six and a half miles in just over two hours between Ottringham and Hedon.

All participants completed the walk in good spirits and were a credit to themselves and the school.

A longer walk, taking in the full route of the former railway, is planned for the future.

Poppy Appeal

Members of our Sixth Form have once again taken the lead in supporting the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal by selling remembrance emblems in school.

As well as the traditional poppies, over recent years we have also seen the introduction of items such as wristbands and badges - all of which help our students to pay visible respect to the fallen, whilst raising vital funds for the charity.

Between now and Remembrance Sunday, Sixth Form students will be visiting form rooms during tutor time to sell items and collect money. Poppies are also available to purchase from the main school office.