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Year 8 - The Big Adventure Day
Welcome to THE YEAR EIGHT BIG ADVENTURE DAY hub page
We know that moving to senior school is exciting but can also be daunting. ‘The Big Adventure Day’ aims to give Year 8 pupils a taste of what it will be like in Year 9, through a mix of challenges by different departments, films and live events.
Live events - Thursday 18th june
There are three live events you can take part in on the day: Debating, History quiz and a Q&A with pupils from Canford. Please read the information in the live events section below and complete the forms for the ones you would like to take part in. There are five head to head live debates, with two pupils from each school able to present - so a possible twenty pupils and ten schools taking part. Bookings will be taken for this on a first come, first served basis.
COMPETITIONS AND CHALLENGES
You can take part in any of the competitions and challenges at any time from Friday 5th June to suit your own school's timetable. The entry deadline for all competitions will be Friday 26th June, with winners notified during the following week.
FILMS AND OTHER RESOURCES
There are lots of films about life at senior school on our dedicated films page which you can access whenever you like. Many of the films have been made by our pupils. Although they are from Canford, most senior schools Year 8s are moving on to will offer a similar range of co-curricular experiences and pastoral support. We hope they will give an exciting taste of what all Year 8s can look forward to, whichever senior school they have chosen.
Please use the dedicated
email address for any questions about any aspect of the Year 8 Big Adventure Programme.
You are about to start a really exciting journey at your new senior school and there will be so many new experiences and opportunities on offer. Take a look at these videos which give you an idea of the range of opportunities and what it is like being at senior school.
Visit our Junior Activities hub page where you can find lots of links and resources to really exciting activities from around the web.