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Challenge and Celebration Week

School trips and outdoor enrichment opportunities are an important and memorable part of your education.

They enhance learning, improve staff/student relations in the classroom and help you to become more independent, grow in self-confidence and develop teamwork and leadership skills.

Our aims for Challenge and Celebration Week are to:

  • Provide students with a variety of enjoyable and purposeful enrichment experiences throughout school life.
  • Give students and tutors a chance to really get to know each other in a non-classroom setting.
  • Give students a feeling of belonging and pride in their year group.
  • Increase opportunities for students to show leadership qualities, no matter what age.
  • Allow students to enjoy the great outdoors and some fine summer weather at the end of a hard school year!

A typical programme at a glance:

Year 7 Carousel of local activities and day trips
Year 8: Option 1 Three-day residential to London
Year 8: Option 2 KS3 carousel of local activities and day trips
Year 9: Option 1 Three-day residential to The Lake District
Year7 - Year 9 A carousel of in-school-based activities
Year 10 Work Experience Week

The programme of activities planned for all year groups will give students a varied and enjoyable end-of-year experience throughout their school career. Obviously, a programme such as this is never cheap, but we hope that the mix of activities in terms of cost, and a long-term vision of what students will experience throughout their time at The Skipton Academy, will encourage you to meet the financial impact of such a programme.

Students who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium may receive financial support to meet some of the costs of the programmes. Please contact if you require any further information

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