Thirty-two Sixth Form and future Sixth Form History students travelled to London last weekend for a packed History trip.
They walked in the footsteps of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace, boogied to Mamma Mia and climbed up 528 steps to the dome at St Paul’s Cathedral… and down again. A special mention to Chloe for making it all the way up and down with a boot on her broken foot!
On Saturday afternoon they took in the sights of the Thames, first on a river cruise and then on the London Eye.
Pupils enjoyed exploring the South Bank over lunch and then headed into the depths of the London Dungeons. It was fabulous to have our own private group tour and surely the volume of the screaming must have hit records! The teachers were put in the Tudor punishment chair, in the dock at court and in a cage with a witch - Great fun had by all!
Saturday concluded with a great group meal at the Hard Rock Cafe which included a live band. Phoebe and Elizabeth’s excellent navigation skills led firstly to the wrong Hard Rock Cafe and then - after a 25-minute walk in 10 minutes - to the correct one!
Sunday morning was a bit more sobering as pupils visited the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. This is an incredible new exhibition, which taught the students a great deal. It was marvellous, said staff, to see Year 13 pupils sharing what they have learned about the Holocaust with those in Year 12 who will study it in depth next year.
Final stop was a flying visit to the Westfield Shopping Centre which was certainly an eye opener for those more accustomed to shopping in Pembrokeshire!
Ysgol Greenhill’s fantastic pupils were exemplary in every way throughout the trip, making it an enjoyable experience for the staff, who are asking, “Where shall we go next?”
Recently, Mati Davies, Year 7 Devey 1 and her pony Tom “Synod Ieuan” qualified at their first attempt for the classes Working Hunter Open 133 and Nursery Stakes WHP for the Royal International Horse Show in July.
Mati and Tom had a successful weekend, winning all their classes and also being made Mini Champion and Open Reserve Champion. A great start to this year’s Showing Season.
Da iawn Mati a Tom!
A Tribute to ‘Swannie’
A fantastic £650 was raised for local charity Paul Sartori Hospice at Home. Mrs. Swales and the Sixth Form organised a Cake Buy Event in memory of Mr. John “Swannie” Swancott – A well respected and much liked teacher of science at Greenhill for over 25 years, who sadly died of brain cancer recently.
Paul Sartori is a local charity which provides trained professionals and equipment to support terminally ill people who wish to remain at home during their illness.
Mrs. Swancott, who also works at Greenhill School, wishes to express her grateful thanks to the Headmaster, pupils, staff and governors for their kind support throughout. “Ysgol Greenhill is a strong community school, proud to support pupils, parents, colleagues and the wider community with an ethos of caring for one another.”