Cross Curricular Week 2016

Last week (11th-15th July), our Year 7, 8 and 9 students took part in another successful Cross Curricular week. The activity week has become a well established and highly successful point in the summer term at Icknield. Lessons were put on hold for a more active and all-inclusive approach to learning between subjects with activities taking place out of the typical classroom environment. Staff and pupils alike, enjoyed finding new outlets for their creative talents and opportunities to tackle a number of challenges. Despite the wet weather, the enthusiasm, teamwork, leadership skills and eagerness to take part in the activities was outstanding. Activities on offer included many trips outside of school such as Willen Lake, Barton Springs, Phasels Wood, Duxford, Whispsnade Zoo, Ivinghoe and Ampthill Park. These practical outdoor visits provided students with a number of personal challenges as well as putting their orienteering skills to the test. A variety of activities were run at school including; Zoo Lab, Trestle, CPR Training, Self Defence, CSI and Enterprise day.

Willen Lake

Following Cross Curricular Week, Charlotte said; “The Asian Experience and Black Heritage sessions were really fun because I learnt how to dance and play the drums. I also loved the Barton walk to the springs because everyone joined in and got in the water. Cross Curricular week was a really fun experience, I can’t wait to do it next year”.

Obaid said; “I enjoyed Cross Curricular week. I had fun on the walk. It was a real challenge to get up the hill, however, I enjoyed it very much. I also really enjoyed the Poetry and Self Defence workshops and have gained so much from them”.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the week so successful. It was hard work but extremely fun and rewarding, with students learning important life skills.