Senior Girls Activity Week
At the end of the academic year, Senior pupils take part in an Activity Week for the pupils to challenge themselves, work together in teams and ultimately have fun.
At the Maidenhead Rowing Club girls got to race in dragon boats, take part in a rowing club inspired treasure hunt and had a very loud and very strenuous competition on the ergo rowing machines. Collaboration and teamwork was crucial at the orienteering activity in Dorney Woods. It was then over to fashion designing where the girls designed dresses using natural objects they collected at the Braywick nature reserve.
During a Dragons Den style activity, girls presented business ideas to guests Mr Kevin Hunt from Honda Europe and Mrs Seema Goyal from Goyals of Maidenhead. Girls had to think of a new product, research, decide on the target market, brand name, packaging and a price. They then created a magazine and TV advert which they performed for the Dragons. In food the girls created famous artworks using a range of food products. They experimented with coffee and food colouring while painting Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and used lentils and beans to create the Mona Lisa. Finally they used a range of fruit and vegetables to create sandwiches inspired by Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’.
There was great focus on their coordination and balancing skills as the girls practised circus skills from juggling to unicycles and plate spinning. Handball and water polo were also tried by the girls who were shocked at just how tiring the sports are.
In their sessions the girls focussed on community projects.
The girls made their way around the high street to understand why premium buyers might spend their hard-earned cash on riverside retreats, and researched their various topics such as charities, leisure facilities, tourist attractions and developments around Maidenhead. Part of their activity involved interviewing the public to find out their opinions
Here is what pupils Sofia, Robyn, Charlotte and Dom found;
“we have been researching about Sport and Leisure in Maidenhead, by walking around the town centre visiting the Magnet, Braywick, David Lloyd, Ten Pin and Kidwells and finding out information about how these places provide for and affect the community. We made a presentation, board, vlog and leaflet about what we learnt. We have learnt that there is a lot more to offer for Sport and Leisure in Maidenhead than we thought and that there are also going to be drastic changes made to it.”