P7 House Captain Elections

On Thursday 13th September, Abercorn, Brighton, Figgate, Quarry and Rosefield Houses all met to elect their new House and Vice Captains. All the candidates spoke very well as they tried to persuade their house pupils to vote for them. Mrs Kelly announced the successful candidates later the same day and thanked all the pupils who put themselves forward for election.

Congratulations to the elected pupils..


HC Neve VC Nina


HC Hannah  VC Katie


HC Nicole VC Charlie


HC Annie VC Erin


HC Maisie VC Ben

Group five feeling alive

“I liked kayaking. It was fun. It was wet. ,” Brayden

“I enjoyed the gorge walk because it was fun getting wet. I felt very wet but proud to reach the top.” Bilal

“I liked the food this week. It was very tasty and it was really foodilicious. The rope course was very fun.” Erin

“I enjoyed the night walk because you had to follow the rope. It wasn’t dark so we had to close our eyes it pull down or hard over our heads. It was easy.” Sean

“I liked kayaking because I haven’t done it before and I found it quite challenging. I was really proud of myself after i finished.” Anna

“I liked kayaking because you can get wet. It was also the first time I have done it.” Aryan

“I liked kayaking because I didn’t do it before and it was fun. It was hard but I was successful. I would like to try it again. It was good playing games in the water”.Areej

“I enjoyed kayaking because we had to work as a team and in the end we got to go in the water and by the end there wasn’t a string of our clothes that wanwas wet. I also enjoyed the food”. Zuzanna

“I liked the gorge walk because you had to work in a team and you had to tell each other where to step. I also found it challenging because everything was wet and I slipped and bumped my knee. I felt Joy at the end because it was far too long!” Charlie

“I liked the rope course because it was very challenging to go up without having onto the green rope. I felt very proud of myself afterwards! I loved it!” Ellie

Group 2 laughing all the way!

Today group 2 explored the forest and the Gorge. Here are some of their thoughts about the adventure.

“At the start of the gorge walk I felt really excited and dry. By the end of the walk I wanted to have a warm bath! The gorge was really thrilling but I wouldn’t want to do it again” Lola

“I went through the keyhole in the gorge walk. It was the trickiest thing there. I felt nervous at the start but it wasn’t that bad actually. I also succeeded in abseiling from the highest Cliff and I was really nervous but felt amazing afterwards”. Nina

“At the start I felt nervous because my friends told me it was scary and the abseil was tricky with bumps that made it harder but at the bottom I felt free! I would definitely do it again!” Kieran

“I was scared of abseiling the indoor walk was easy but the Cliff was much higher. It’s a straight wall so I felt more confident when I reached the bottom and I felt like doing it again!” Zahra

“I liked gorge walking alot it was quite difficult the rocks were Slippy but it was easy once you got past that and you could hold onto rocks. There were lots of challenges such as going under rocks and going through the keyhole. You climb under the rock and poke your head up and pulll yourself up through the gap between the Rock with water pouring overyou. At the top of the gorge you can slide down into a pool. I felt I achieved allo doing it by being independent. I wasn’t nervous I felt safe!” Maisie DJ

“I enjoyed going down slides on the gorge walk. I felt it was really fun because it was a natural slide made of a waterfall and it was a once in a lifetime chance to do it. I felt excited because I like water slides like the ones I do on holiday!” Lewis L

“My highlight was George walking. It was when there was a rope at the top of a waterfall and you had to hold onto the top and pulll yourself up. I liked the challenge there was no harness and although it was safe it felt quite dangerous.” Lorcan

“I really enjoyed the gorge walk because you had to find a path to walk up and when I finished the gorge walk I felt relieved in a good way and I also enjoyed kayaking because I felt in control of the boat. My favorite was kayaking I would definitely do it again and would love to have my own kayak!” Ewan

“I’m really proud that I climbed this week, I don’t like heights but I tried my best and conquered my fear! It was really wet and slippery and Rocky so you had to stretch to reach foot holds. I felt proud of myself for doing it and I would do it again.” Prince

“On the gorge walk I went under the some of Africa and the water comes through under the stone. I pushed my way through the gap, I felt good. I also liked kayaking and enjoyed swimming at the end. I would like to do it again!” Hannah Y

Group 4 having a GORGEous time

“when I first went into the Gorge I thought it would be a small tunnel but it was much bigger than I thought it would be with more water and falling. It was very slippery and cold and deep! After, I felt a little muddy but proud because it was very difficult and I fell alot of times. I kept trying!” Mahnoor

“The Gorge was quite scary but I enjoyed it, afterwards I felt like I achieve something and made lots of new friends”. Martha

“I felt scared to fall into the water and roll down the Gorge but I made it to the top, I felt happy and proud. ‘ Tommaso

“When I first saw the Gorge I thought it would be easy. When it was my time to go up I realised it was more challenging than I thought. Then I realised I shouldn’t have judges the book by its cover. After I reached the top I felt proud of myself. Even though I fell twice I felt proud of myself for trying something new”. Skye

“My thoughts on the gorge walk were that I thought it was going to be an easy piece of cake but I had to pay attention to what was going on. When I accomplished the gorge I felt like I win the was against the rocks in the water!” Maisie

“When I first saw the gorge I thought it was going to be easy but I saw it leader Tommaso and it was quite tricky. My favorite part was crossing the waterfall and climb on Marie feet to cross over”. Onny

“When you go into the gorge it was challenging to make you way up because it was uneven, there were branches in the way and the current was strong. After you finish the gorge I felt I accomplished something I fell amazed”. Samuel

“When I was about to walk in the gorge I felt nervous. Then I went the gorge and felt nervous and then I saw the waterfall and I felt even more nervous. We were walking across the roots and stones to reach the waterfall. I felt proud when I finished”. Tommy

“When I first saw the gorge I felt quite excited then I realised it was going to be more challenging than I thought. I got nervous as I watched people in front of me climb up. When we finished it I felt proud that I accomplished reaching the top. I enjoyed it!” Gabriela

“I felt cold, spongy, wet when I got into the gorge and it got worse when we got further in. I was happy I didn’t fall and didn’t bang my head of a tree. I got to the top with a rope and I felt proud!”Katie

“I was very proud to watch everyone try their best, sometimes they feel down, not once, it twice sometimes more! Children had to wait along time and everyone was patient and respectful towards each other. It was a pleasure to work with the group”. Mrs McIntyre


Adventurous Group 3

This morning Group 3 headed out into the hills. Here are some of their thoughts…

“I liked getting muddy and wet, because we wouldn’t get told off!” Zak

“I enjoyed going down the water drain that we used as a slide! I felt happy that I finally got muddy!” Nicole

“Normally I wouldn’t want to go for a walk up a mountain but I thought I should give it a go and it was good fun. I liked the environment!” Naomi

“I liked climbing over trees because I really like climbing trees. I also like all the mud!” Elaina

“I have enjoyed going in the forest because usually I wouldn’t go there for a walk. I enjoyed seeing the trees, leaves and rocks. One of the rocks was made of quartz.” Aryan

“I enjoyed the big walk today. My favorite bit was the water slide. I was a bit nervous but I loved it! I’m excited for this afternoon to do some kayaking!” Gabriela

“This morning I thought it walk was very fun, exciting. We saw lots of waterfalls. I thought the waterfalls¬† were amazing. We told each other some riddles and we explored dens that groups have made in the past.” Lloyde

“We went into the woods, we had to follow the string it led up to a dentist and we had to fight our way through thick bushes. It led to thick mud and Zak lost his boot in it! So we went through a slide and the water was freezing cold.” Lewis

“I found the walk very interesting because I got to experience different things. We got to climb up a waterfall and slide down a pipe. It was really fun! I’m excited to kayak this afternoon! I’ve never done it before!” Mackena

“I enjoyed going through the water tunnel because it was good experiencing something new. My highlight was solving tricky riddles set by Jamie. I’m looking forward to kayaking because I’ve never done it before and I like being in water” Aila-Noor

“Group 3 have been a pleasure to work with this morning so enthusiastic and keen. Can’t wait for kayaking!” Mr Burgess