Prince’s Trust Trip

Students currently engaged in the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme went out to the Challenge 4 Change indoor adventure activity centre. The purpose of this trip was to practise team working skills. We arrived at the centre and met with the students from other schools, making 100 students in total. The students were divided into groups and set about tackling the challenges that had been set by the centre staff. The tasks were to scale the obstacles within the centre, many of these were 10 metres or so off the ground.The student teamworking involved helping each other through the obstacles and holding the safety ropes, literally having someone’s life in your hands.The whole day was great fun and the Ramillies students earned great praise from the organisers for their ability to work with and support others.

World Book Day

Pupils and staff all enjoyed World Book Day at Ramillies Hall. The junior pupils and staff all looked fantastic in their costumes – we were so impressed with their efforts and ingenuity!
The Junior pupils went to Preschool to talk to the children about their books and the characters and to read stories to them . This was a fantastic experience and something which we encourage on a regular basis in our RHS family!
Activities were enjoyed throughout the week in the library and special thanks to our fantastic team of librarians for making this possible.
On the day the pupils were challenged to identify all of the staff characters and they spent the whole day in and around lessons and the office filling in their quiz sheets (special thanks to Adam for designing this).
As you can see from the photos we had a number of “visitors” including Wally AND Wenda, Mary Poppins AND Bert (the chimney sweep), Hermione and her twin sister FEWmione, Tinkerbell AND the crocodile (that is a long story) , the Ugly Sisters without Cinderella and then Denise the Menise, to name but a few! The pupils all entered into the spirit of the day and three of them – Eva, Pippa and Sabrina successfully guessed every single character. All the participants were awarded World Book Day certificates and chocolate bars from Willy Wonka; our three outright winners were awarded a special prize to encourage them to write down their own story ideas!
The whole day was intended to encourage our pupils to enjoy reading.
Thanks to everybody for making it such a success.

Mrs Grant
Mrs Archer
English Department

Manchester United

With our Head of Sport Mr Mather being a big City fan we never thought we would see the day when our pupils would have the opportunity to visit Old Trafford to watch a United match. On 10th January, eight Y10 & Y11 pupils went to watch MUFC V Hull City. All the pupils were excited about the game and predicted the results. Adam in Year 10 guessed correctly that the score would be 2-nil. The trip entailed a lot of eating and many laughs but most importantly they all looked after each other to ensure everyone stayed together and had a great time. We were grateful for the concessionary tickets from MUFC.