Spirit Week

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Alsager School saw a first last week with students participating in ‘SPIRIT WEEK’.  A unique and exciting opportunity for our students to demonstrate the SPIRIT values through many different activities designed to develop new skills, experience fresh and exciting activities and undertake challenges that they would not normally have the opportunity to do in a normal school day.

The purpose of SPIRIT Enrichment is to enable students to engage with skills, ideas and activities, which they can see have an immediate link with the world outside of school as well as in.  Hopefully these experiences will stimulate new interests whilst enhancing the skills that will set them up for life.  During SPIRIT WEEK there was a vast range of activities available, either within school or as external trips, ranging from American Football with Crewe Railroaders Youth Team, Archery with Alsager Scout Group, creating a Photography exhibition based on the landscape and wildlife of Alsager and working with local makeup artist Jody on a Make Up and Special Effects Masterclass.  Externally, visiting Jodrell Bank, Ice Skating, Skiing, navigating the Peak District and taking an Art Deco Plate workshop at Gladstone Pottery Museum.  Alongside these day trips, students also had the opportunity to go on London Theatre Trip, where pupils watched Aladdin and The Lion King, also a trip to Barcelona to experience Spanish culture and all the city has to offer.

SPIRIT Enrichment Leader Miss Taylor said “SPIRIT Week 2018 has been fabulous, it is has given all students the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities outside of the classroom.  There has been an outstanding amount of positive feedback from students, staff and parents, which suggests that students fully appreciate this unique opportunity they receive at Alsager School to engage in such activities leaves them with a sense of fulfilment, pride and happiness.”

Students in year 7 have said “SPIRIT was amazing, we enjoyed it so much because it was our first time experiencing the week. We loved walking in the Peak District, even though we were dreading it at first due to it being so long but the walk was great, we loved seeing the scenery of the Peak District.”  Other pupils have commented, “SPIRIT was brilliant, we could try new activities like Skiing and Make Up Artistry, make new friends and learn lots of new skills!  We are already looking forward to SPIRIT 2019”.

 

 

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SPIRIT Week 2019

SPIRIT Week 2019

Students had unique and exciting opportunities to demonstrate the SPIRIT values through many different activities designed to develop new skills. We have seen them undertake lots of exciting activities, and challenges, that they would not normally have the opportunity to do in the typical school day.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 SPIRIT Week 2020 did not take place.

 

During SPIRIT WEEK there were an array of activities available, either within school or as external trips, ranging from Rugby Union with a coach from Crewe and Nantwich Rugby Club, to Archery with the Alsager Scout Group, to our very own rock school, Cake Pops kitchen and designing hats in the ‘Mad Hatters’ Tea Party. Students created a Photography exhibition based on the landscape and wildlife of Alsager, while some worked with local makeup artist, Jody, on a Make Up and Special Effects Masterclass or created bespoke jewellery with Alsager’s local Beading Amazing team. Externally, students visited the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes, went Ice Skating, Skiing, visited the Lego Innovation Studio, navigated the Peak District, captured the flag whilst orienteering at Brereton, visited the Blue John Cavern in Castleton, played golf, or designed a clay mask at Gladstone Pottery Museum.  Alongside these day trips, some students went on the London Theatre Trip, where pupils watched School of Rock and Phantom of the Opera, meanwhile, some Year 9 students visited Poland with a moving visit to Auschwitz.

SPIRIT Enrichment Leader Mr Smart said “SPIRIT Week 2019 has been a huge success. Students have had a great week as they have participated in activities that have allowed them to develop and gain new skills. So many students have shown an enthusiasm to get involved, help others and demonstrate the values of SPIRIT. It was so pleasing to hear such positive feedback from students, staff and parents, with so many students finishing each day with a sense of joy, fulfilment and accomplishment. We have had tremendous feedback from the public complimenting our students on their conduct whilst at various visits in the local area”

Pupils in year 7 loved their first SPIRIT week, they said “SPIRIT week was so much fun. We got to do so many different things. The walk was my favourite part, especially getting to look at the views, I didn’t expect it to be so much fun!” Other years commented “fishing was brilliant; it was great getting to learn lots of new skills and be with our friends”.

SPIRIT Week
A visit to Gladstone Pottery Museum

A selection a photos from SPIRIT week

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