Last week, Seaford College Prep School Year 8 pupils had a day out of the classroom to learn about the environment on Worthing beach. The children completed several fieldwork activities, including identifying sea defences and studying features of tourism. The tourism exercise was particularly popular as it involved eating ice creams!
Seaford College Headmaster John Green was delighted to receive letters recently from Year 7 science classes taught by Mr Barnham. The letters related to how we could be far more eco-friendly at Seaford. Mr Green was incredibly impressed by the children’s initiative and invited the entire group in for a special lesson with him in his study – including croissants and hot chocolate.
“During the lesson we had some very engaging and informative discussions, including introducing electric vehicles for our support staff, sensor lights that turn off automatically throughout the campus, solar panels on roofs and even Seaford having its own windmill to generate power!” said Mr Green. “To me this is what an all-round education is truly about – giving children the self-esteem to promote their own views and opinions in a most well researched and interesting manner.”
Last week Seaford College Prep School Year 8s returned from a weekend away in Normandy. The weekend incorporated plenty of cultural excursions, such as visits to the medieval towns of Fougères and Domfront, and the opportunity to experience a French market.
The itinerary also included a trip to a French bakery where the pupils made croissants and learned how important the bakery is to the local residents. The Year 8s also climbed the narrow streets of Mont St-Michel to explore the remarkable medieval walled city (pictured above). Some pushed themselves outside of their comfort zones taking part in challenging activities, overcoming a fear of heights and mastering a weir in a canoe! Overall, an exhausting, exhilarating and enjoyable weekend was had by all!
Thank you to Will Greaves for his lovely photographs.