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On Friday 28th September, all of the students from Trent College took part in a variety of different activities for ‘Field Day’, a day in which the whole school comes together to support our local community.
Our Year 10’s were the first ones to start off their Field Day experience as they left school on Thursday afternoon in their CCF kit for an overnight training exercise at Swynnerton Army Barracks to learn some vital team building skills and experience the great outdoors!
Friday morning saw the opening of our very own Macmillan Café, which ran throughout the day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Pupils from Year 9 were involved in making the café a huge success by baking cakes and acting as waiters and waitresses throughout the day.
Daniel Harper, a Year 9 pupil said;
‘I had to wear a yellow apron to represent Macmillan Cancer Support, which the money for the cakes was raised for. There were quite a few people from in and out of Trent College who paid a visit to the coffee shop. It was nice to be a part of this activity and I felt really good knowing all the money was going to charity’
Year 9 pupils were also involved in other activities throughout the day including Gardening, Deaf Awareness and Art.
John Dilks, also a Year 9 pupil, said;
‘The Deaf Awareness activity was great fun, and the people who came in were from the Royal School for the Deaf. They were excellent. In the 1 ½ hours that we spent with them, I learnt a lot of different signs. First of all we learnt how to say hello and greet the other person. After that we learnt the alphabet and how to sign our names.’
Our Year 7’s were rehearsing throughout the day in preparation for a concert to their grandparents in the afternoon.
There were a number of different acts in the concert including the Year 7 choir, solo performances, Drama and Dance performances and a very special performance of ‘Sing’ by our Music Scholars.
The grandparents of our Year 7 pupils really enjoyed themselves and see huge potential in the future for our young performers!
We also had some special visitors to Trent College in the morning who came and had a look around our campus and enjoyed our facilities.
Pupils from Year 10 through to Year 12 greeted pupils with disabilities from local schools and toured them around our campus. They all enjoyed playing the drums and other musical instruments in our recital room. They ended their visit by joining students for a delicious lunch in our Prince Obolensky Building.
On the whole, Field Day was a resounding success and all of the pupils felt like they had taken part in something very rewarding to give back to our local community.