Barcelona trip plume March 2012
Three o’clock on crisp, clear morning in March; 41 students and 4 members of staff set off to Gatwick airport for the trip of a lifetime to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. After a slightly turbulent flight and lots of wind and rain in Spain, 41 soaking students made their way to the famous Sagrada Familia. What a sight, the massive cathedral that stood before us was impressive in both architecture and ambiance and really did take your breath away. Despite the weather, Plume students stayed positive and enjoyed the different Mediterranean culture around them. Everywhere we went the students were congratulated on for being so mature and polite. The second day everyone enjoyed a language lesson which focused on speaking skills, games and songs, which allowed pronunciation to be practiced. That afternoon was probably the highlight of the trip as we attended our visit to the Barcelona Stadium at Camp Nou. The museum offered all sorts of artefacts from Barcelona Football Club, old and new. Then came the chance to walk out into the stadium where 41 plume students met their teachers with an all resounding cheer – a moment I will never forget. We enjoyed the upper seats and sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from the top of the stadium, followed by enjoying the famous press room where they shout “Goooooooooooooooooooool”.
There was also another need for celebration as the sun finally came out and the temperature heated up, making it feel like the real España! We also celebrated Rosanna O’Neil’s 16th Birthday on the same day as the Camp Nou Visit, so the day ended on a real high. The consecutive day we enjoyed the amazing splendour of the Poble Espanyol, an open air museum which represented various regions of Spain and we could sample different goodies from each of the regions. We finished this off with a visit to the splendid views from the Montjuic castle and the stunning architecture of the Parque Guell. The final day was spent in the gothic quarter with craned necks admiring the architecture, soaking in the culture at the Ramblas and getting hungry in the Boqueria market with all the sights and the smells. The students enjoyed some tapas in a local restaurant and we saw some of the many street performers in the famous Ramblas, there was something new round every corner, definitely a moment to treasure. The students behaved excellently and we were congratulated everywhere we went on how positive and enthusiastic they were. Finally all 45 of us made our way to Barcelona Airport for the final trip home and a chance to reflect on an amazing journey A true success and can’t wait for next year’s visit!
It just leaves me to say; a big “Gracias” to all students and staff involved; Maite Mellado, Mr Power and Mr Baker, you were all fantastico!
The deadline for re-sit requests for Summer 2012 is Wednesday 14th March. Please pay and hand your request form in at the finance office.
Students wishing to obtain a photocopy script from the January 2012 exams should collect a form from either the exam office or the 6th form office. Again the deadline is Wednesday 14th March with payment to the finance office.
Any queries please come to the exam office.
Mill Road Campus: Sport Relief Mile (March 2012)
I am writing to inform you of an exciting charity event which will shortly be taking place as an enrichment activity on Friday 23rd March during Period 5, at Mill Road Campus. As part of Plume School’s Olympic year events, all year 7 and 8 students have the option of taking part in the Sport Relief Mile. It is an initiative that seeks to raise the profile of Sport Relief. Students will have 25 minutes to run, jog or walk as far as they can, but the aim is to achieve a minimum distance of 1 mile.
All students will be asked to bring in £1 for the non-uniform day however if they wish to get sponsors from friends and family for the Sport Relief Mile they are more than welcome to print off a sponsorship form by clicking here. All of the money raised will be given to Sport Relief. On Friday 23rd March and Monday 26th March administrative staff will collect in all sponsorship forms and additional money raised. Alternatively you can pay the sponsorship money in via Parent Pay.
We hope you will support your child’s participation in this exciting and fun initiative. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss C Williams Mr S Essex
PE Teacher, KS3 Co-ordinator. Director of Mill Road Campus.
Please click the link below to view the final details for the Barecelona trip for Spanish students.