Our next Open Day will be held on Saturday 9th October, and we are delighted that we are going to be able to run this as an onsite event for prospective families.
Whole Day Enterprises
Whole Day Enterprises takes place twice a year and is an opportunity for pupils across the school to put into practice their weekly enterprise activity, with an outdoor challenge or through community work, for either a whole day or in some cases the whole weekend. Within the CCF, the Junior Army and Royal Marines ventured out on their first external exercise to Lulworth while 13 of the Royal Navy cadets spent two days in Portsmouth where they slept on a retired destroyer, HMS Bristol, canoed on Chichester canal, used a dismounted close combat trailer to experience using the SA80 rifle and completed a low ropes and obstacle course. Ed Johnson, in charge of the Navy section, commented:
"The cadets had a great time and were fantastic representatives for the school. It was very pleasing to get so many compliments about the quality of Canford pupils from so many different members of staff - from the civilian cleaners of the messdecks through to the Captain of HMS Bristol." Photos available to view.
Fifth Formers chose to either spend the night in a local woods learning to live in the wilds, building their own shelters and fires, or to complete a powerboating RYA Level 2 award, or to spend the day clay pigeon shooting. Others undertook a two day expedition to Brecon Beacons or spent a day and night camping and canoeing in the Purbecks.
Meanwhile Sixth Formers continued with their community work, at Canford with pensioners from the local area enjoying a Bridge Club, a quiz or a talk on the History of Canford, or out and about helping at an Alzheimer's home, teaching French in a primary school and at High Mead Farm to name just a few of the 30 or so current school community projects.