Kinder Induction Week
To mark their start in the College, Kinder enjoyed an action-packed induction week. The aim of this was for the children to bond as a team and to appreciate the diverse culture and history that surrounds us in Bakewell. The first day consisted of a sailing session at Carsington Water and a cycle up the Monsal Trail. Back at Hassop, Kinder enjoyed a hot chocolate at the café and talked about their favourite bits of the day.
On Thursday, we trekked up Kinder Scout with Geoff, a local guide. We scrambled up Grindsbrook and enjoyed the amazing views of Edale from the top. We learned about the plants and wildlife and also the history of Kinder, including the Mass Trespass (which gives the year group its name). There was even time to slide down a long, steep slope and have a paddle on the way home! A big thank you to Geoff and Mr and Mrs Noel for making this possible.
On Friday we enjoyed a cultural day in Sheffield. Kinder looked around the Winter Gardens, the Ruskin Gallery and the metalwork exhibit, making sketches and taking photos. We talked about how Ruskin was influenced by nature and how natural forms influence design. We also looked into Sheffield’s rich metal-based history and how it became a world leader in this area.
This was followed in the evening by a presentation of the week by Kinder to their families and a tasty barbecue outside. It has been a lovely week and a great start to the College for Kinder.
Derwent trip to Ladybower
On Thursday, Derwent (Year 10) enjoyed an afternoon cycling around the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs. The year group is named after the Dambuster practice flights that took place here during the Second World War, so it was a great way to mark the start of the year. Everyone enjoyed the scenic ride and it was a nice change to walking the Camino, which the group completed in Spain over the summer.