20 Jun Students Explore Aberystwyth University
On Saturday 2nd June the amazing Mr Marples drove a group of year 12 and 13 students to Aberystwyth University to explore what university life had to offer. The students were not disappointed, first they were given their accommodation keys and rooms for their stay which got them all fired up for the independence that university life offers. Then they had a very intense and thought provoking 4 hour workshop with one of the lecturers from the university which challenged them in their knowledge of performance and gave them an insight into what further education would be like. The students then visited the beach to have a look at the beautiful landscape that the campus is set in and they had a chance to soak up the sun (yes it is sometimes sunny in Wales) and play a game of football.
The next day, after a well-rested night, we had a full cooked breakfast to fuel us for the day ahead and then we walked down to the town to explore the shops and sights that the town has to offer. After more soaking up of the sun (second day running) and many ice creams we were collected by the legend Mr Marples to return back to school.
Since attending the trip we have been emailed by the lecturer singing the pupils praises which read:
‘Just a very quick note to say thank you for bringing your fantastic group of students up to Aber over the weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed and admired their commitment to the workshop, their consideration for each other’s work, their capacity to think creatively and analytically on the spot, and their contagious sense of fun! And I hope you had a good time down on the prom afterwards!
They’re a tribute to the programme that you run at Arrow Vale and to you as an inspiring teacher.’ Dr Roger Owen.
This shows how wonderful our students are in Performing Arts and how much promise they hold for their future education and paths in life. It was a pleasure to take them on the trip.
Mrs N Coley