Shrewsbury School

Field Day one week on - a chance to see what our Salopians got up to!

Friday 28 May 2021

A week on from a jam-packed Field Day, it’s time to see what just some of our groups got up to.

From music technology to mountain biking, creative writing to cricket, there really was something for our Third, Fourth and Lower Sixth Form pupils to enjoy.

Director of Activities Nick David said: “For us, Field Days are something different. They give the boys and girls a chance to get out of school and to pursue something of real interest in a different environment.”

The John Peel Society were set the task of creating an A-Z playlist of artists hosted by the iconic DJ.

Jonny P (I, LVI) said: “John Peel was famous for his eclectic taste in underground music. The artists chosen for the playlist have originated from a variety of genres including Post-punk, darkwave, industrial, world, country and reggae. Some of these artists are virtually unknown while others have reached commercial success (possibly through the help of exposure from the John Peel show). Above anything the society has shown us a huge variety in music that we likely would not have found otherwise.”

Pupils also visited Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology (MCMT) in Bridgnorth and Lower Sixth pupils presented for the STEM Challenge to MCMT, Leanne Mee CEO of the STEM Workshop.

Miss Perkins, Design and Technology Teacher said: “All students’ presentations were of an outstanding quality. The presentation by Thea H (MSH, LVI) was exceptional and congratulations for being the prize winner on the day.”

Thea and Saxon S (S, LVI) said: “Meeting Leanne, receiving the tour around MCMT and giving my presentation for the STEM challenge, all provided me with invaluable experience. It was incredibly useful and opened my mind up to numerous possibilities which I hadn’t considered before, such as apprenticeships. I was quite interested in hearing about the heritage section and repairing older cars. ​

​“I am extremely grateful to Leanne for being so kind to put in the time and effort in showing us around and judging our presentations. I look forward to seeing her again and learning more about engineering, particularly robotics and electrical engineering.”

Over on the West Coast of Wales, the Natural History Society enjoyed the new Cors Dyfi Centre.

Director of the Society, Jackie Matthews said: “We had an amazing day, with lovely warm sunshine. The first osprey hatched just before we got there! We were the first ever school tour to visit the new Cors Dyfi Centre, a very impressive sustainable new build. We ate lunch in the dunes at Ynyslas and felt the full force of the wind and rain on the beach - a great day out!

Elsewhere our Concert Party Group performed at a local care home, the Combined Cadet Force were at multiple locations including Snowdonia, Cosford Museum and Whitemere and the Rovers travelled to Llangollen where they walked the Horseshoe Pass.

Deputy Head Co-Curricular Peter Middleton added: “'Packed full of adventure, challenge, teamwork and camaraderie, Field Day saw our pupils engaged in a vast variety of activities from scuba diving to sign language, willow-weaving to wet weather mountain biking, and everything in between. 

“It's our belief that learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom, and days such as these are both memorable and fun occasions but likewise tremendous learning opportunities.  I'm grateful to my colleagues for planning, preparing and delivering such a terrific suite of activities, and we very much look forward to the next one!”

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