The Great Outdoors and physical exercise

Being located close to the great outdoors is something all our academies enjoy – this year has shown us all more than ever, how much it helps our physical and mental health.

Students and staff at South Shore Academy have been making the most of the good weather, this half term has seen the completion of South Shore’s OCR Outdoor Unit. Students have been assessed in two different outdoor activities – they have been to Fairhaven Lake and Fell Foot in the Lake District. A huge thanks to Outdoor Northwest who have helped the school facilitate this.

The pupils have loved being able to explore and take on new challenges, going out every week for an afternoon to local sites such as Stanley Park and Marton Mere. They have walked the wood trail, fed ducks, and spotted some wildlife.

Our academies have all enjoyed getting back into group physical activity in their bubbles this term – Rushbrook has been taking part in Walk to School Week and been chosen to be part of the year-round Walk to School Challenge with Living Streets. Stanley Grove pupils, meanwhile, have been working hard with Dream Big Sport, learning some fantastic routines with their dance coach Becky.

Great work everyone! We are huge ambassadors of physical exercise across our Trust, so this is wonderful to see.