The Lower Sixth Form induction week began with a fun-filled visit to Oakwood Youth Challenge in Wokingham. The afternoon comprised of a range activities from climbing ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ to ‘Crate Staking’. The scholars were organised into four teams of nine and eagerly began to meet the variety of challenges presented to them.
The ‘Leap of Faith’ required individuals to climb up a 20 foot pole and to jump to a handle bar some five feet away. Another activity saw a climbing a ladder exercise, where scholars worked together to reach the top. In typical Bearwood spirit this then became a competition to see which pair could reach the summit in the quickest time! The Low Ropes exercise meant that the teams really had to work cooperatively to ensure that everyone completed the course. They were tasked with helping each other across in a team and collecting various footballs from ever more difficult places!
The final event was the ‘Crate Stacking’ exercise which saw teams work together to build the tallest possible mound of crates, whilst having two members of the team standing on top of them. Once again harnesses were used throughout. The team that secured the tallest tower ended standing tall on top of 15 crates. Well done!
Following on from the success of the Oakwood trip the Sixth Form moved onto a fancy dress party, pizza buffet and disco. It was a fantastic event, and could not have happened without all the members of staff present, along with, of course, all of the scholars. We are looking forward to upcoming events organised by the Social Committee and the new Young Enterprise Team.