Activities Week 2024

I am delighted to announce the launch of our next annual Cheltenham Bournside Activities Week taking place from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July. House and Sports Day will take place on Friday 12th July (further information to follow).

Activities Week 2024 will offer another ambitious timetable, with four days of exciting trips and opportunities for all of our students from Years 7-10 and 12. Activities Week will offer valuable educational experiences which can’t be delivered during the traditional school day. I know that students will return with stories to tell, increased self-confidence, greater motivation to learn new skills, new friendships and a sense of pride and achievement.

Thank you to all of the teaching and support staff involved in the planning and delivery of these opportunities. It is a huge responsibility to take students off site and to return them safely, especially on a residential trip but we know the value of these experiences and how much the students look forward to, and benefit from them.

Mr Jefferies, Headteacher

Activity Choices - Quick Reference

270 Climbing A 4-hour session at the 270 Climbing Park, one of Europe’s highest and the
UK’s most exciting and challenging ropes course course. Including two
hours on the high ropes course, 45 minutes of tower activities and 45
minutes on the mobile climbing wall. It’s time for adventure!
Bowling Some think it’s luck, others think it’s skill, either way, join your friends for a
game of bowling at Hollywood Bowl in the Brewery with its state-of-the-art
bowling lanes. We’ll be walking from school.
London - China Town A day in London experiencing Chinatown, including an authentic Chinese
lunch and cultural scavenger hunt around Chinatown. We will also visit the
Goethe Institute for cultural immersion beyond the German classroom.
Croft Farm Waterpark Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, water zorbing and giant pedal boat
races; join us for a fun day of water sports activities and challenges at Croft
Farm, near Tewkesbury.
Drayton Manor Explore over 50 rides with friends at Drayton Manor Resort plus a 15-acre
Zoo. Thrill rides include Stormforce 10, Thor, Maelstrom, Air Race and the
Bounty Pirate Ship.
Planet Ice Skating and
Cribbs Causeway
It doesn’t matter if you can already whizz around the ice, or if you’ve never
set foot on the ice, all abilities are welcome to come and give ice-skating a
go at Planet Ice! Students choosing this activity will start the day with
shopping and the option of buying lunch at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway,
before ice skating and then returning back to school.
Lido The Sandford Lido was built in 1935 and is one of 98 remaining lidos in the
UK. Loved by many Bournside families, students are invited to join us for an
Activities Choice trip to enjoy the popular outdoor pool with their friends.
We will walk or cycle together from the school and enjoy a day of poolside
fun in the fresh air.
The Wave The Wave is an inland surf destination near Bristol offering the ultimate
surfing experience. Led by experienced wavemaker coaches, students will
take part in a 1.5-hour lesson which is a mixture of lakeside training and inwave action, learning about water safety, surf equipment, body positioning
and how to surf. Note: Students must be able to swim 25metres.
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