The Value of Out of School Learning Experiences

Headmasters Blog

The opportunity to experience high quality out of school learning is a feature of the school calendar at Quinton House. This week our Year 3 and Year 4 children have enjoyed three days of adventure and challenge on their residential stay at Condover Hall; the Year 6 pupils have visited Harry Potter Studios with a focus on creative writing and literacy; and the Year 9 and 10 students have spent three days of historic study visiting the battlefields of World War One in Ypres, Belgium. Next week we hope for kinder weather as our Year 8 students will embark on their Bushcraft residential. All of these activities develop one our key areas of focus; developing character and leadership through outdoor education. I offer my appreciation to all members of staff for giving freely of their time to supervise children on these trips.

Staff and Pupils laying a wreath at the Menin Gate

We have been delighted to welcome parents into school for the excellent Pacesetters presentation on teenage mental health and well-being, whilst the parent information evening for our new Go-Kart Club was also well attended as we look to offer another exciting opportunity for the children. Next week we welcome Andrew Lewer MBE, MP, to tour the school and to speak with our Year 7 children on life as a Member of Parliament as part of the PSHE module on government and politics.

This week we say goodbye to Mrs Trish Davies who leaves the school after nine years of excellent service. For many, Trish would have been the first face of Quinton House in her role as Admissions Manager and we offer our very best wishes for her new role away from the school.

On Monday, the GCSE and A Level exams get fully underway and we offer our very best wishes to all of the Year 11 and Year 13 students who have worked so hard throughout their time with us.

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