Posted: 27 June, 2019

Activities Week 2019

General, News, Senior School, Sixth Form

Activities Week is a key part of the Putney calendar with students from Years 7,8,9, 10 and 12 going off timetable to take part in a mind-bending array of activities from cooking and filmmaking to residential trips, comedy workshops and Young Enterprise.

This year alone involved:

  • 4 overseas trips (Murcia, Montpellier, Ypres, Tubingen)
  • 1 Biology field trip (Y12)
  • 1 year group residential (Y8 PGL)
  • 14 day trips
  • 2 productions with 4 performances (Y9 ‘The Magic Flute’ and Y7 ‘Jungle Book’)
  • 16 workshops and talks

See below just a little of what they have been getting up to…

Year 7 - Kew and the Globe

Year 7  had a fantastic day out at Kew Gardens, Science students had the chance to find out more about botanical delights in the Palm House. While Art students were able to experience the visual wonders of Dale Chihuly and his extraordinary glass sculptures.
Meanwhile Year 7 English students ventured to the famous Globe Theatre. The group participated in Shakespeare related workshops followed by a walking tour along South Bank, while on their walk they saw some rather relevant Shakespeare graffiti artwork.

Year 8 - PGL Little Canada

Year 8 ventured to the Isle of Wight for a packed week of activities at PGL Little Canada.

Set in 48 acres of woodland on the banks of Wootton Creek, there were plenty of different activities to try out on both land and water.

From abseiling to canoeing it was a good opportunity for students to practise their communication and team building while having fun and enjoying the fresh air.

Year 9 - Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

Year 9 have been kept busy with rehearsals in the lead up to Activities Week. From singing, to set design all of the girls have put in a tremendous effort to make sure that the opera performance was a great success.

The story of Mozart’s The Magic Flute  follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird catcher, Papageno, on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist them in their mission, they are given musical instruments with magical powers, which they deploy to help them in their path towards a deeper understanding of love and happiness.

Year 10 - Viaje a Murcia

Year 10 were lucky enough to start their Summer early by visiting Murcia, Spain, to challenge their language skills.

After a busy day of Spanish lessons and a guided tour and welcome in the Town Hall of Murcia, the girls enjoyed racing up and down the river and through the parks on go-karts.

Meanwhile in Montpelier, South France, another group of Year 10 students were practising their French. The students took part in a French cookery workshop where they made a traditional local speciality.

Year 12

On Wednesday 26 June, a group of Year 12 students explored the Royal Academy of Art. With the Summer Exhibition now open with 1,500 works on display, the largest in over a century, the group had plenty of inspiration to take back with them.

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