Year 8 Challenge Week

Posted: 1st July 2022


Ahead of their PGL trip in the final week of term, the Year 8s have been throwing themselves into a number of different challenges, which culminated in their final ever Holmwood House Production on Friday.

They have undertaken a number of activities that have worked on their team working skills, resourcefulness, reasoning, communication and presentation skills. Through challenges such as Holmwood’s Dragons’ Den, which saw them all have to develop an idea for a business, produce a business and marketing plan and then present their ideas to a panel of Holmwood Dragons.

In the Fête Challenge they actually put their business skills into action as they managed their own finances and budgets by hosting a stall at the annual Holmwood Fête.  We saw milkshakes, fondues and Nerf Wars all battling to be the most successful stall.

The Bridge Building Challenge saw them working in teams to build the most successful structure drawing on their reasoning and resilience as they had to design a bridge made from spaghetti that was then judged on not only its strength, but also aesthetics, again their presentation skills were then put to use again as they had to present their finished project to the judges and explain the process they had been through.

By far the dirtiest and possibly most exhausting challenge of the week was the Nuclear Races where their team working and endurance, grit and resilience were all put to the test as they grappled with a number of physical obstacles and challenges.

They did a fantastic job at the Pre-Prep sports day where they took the lead and mentored some of the younger children in the throwing and jumping events, whilst of course cheering on their Buddies.

The week ended with a sparkling final performance to school and parents of their Production, they have been collating their own eclectic programme ranging from Abba to Sound of Music and Paddington to Blackadder.

Categories: News Phase 4 Year 8


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