Year 7 Geography trip to the Bowland Wild Boar Park

Last week Year 7 visited the Wild Boar Park in the Forest of Bowland as part of a project they have been working on about different land uses. Students had the opportunity to hold chicks and feed baby lambs. They also had a tour of the farm, a tractor ride and learnt about all the different animals and what life is like for farmers in the 21st century.

Rhyddings Masterchef Semi-Final

Our five remaining competitors were joined by Chef Chris Neary from Hoysters Restaurant on Tuesday evening for the semi-final of Rhyddings Masterchef 2016.

hoysters_logo-300x64Students watched a demonstration from Chris, and were then tasked with recreating his dish – without the aid of a recipe. They took notes and asked plenty of questions as they watched, and each of them excelled themselves in producing their dish of black pudding, crispy bacon, a poached egg and pea purée.

Chris was very complimentary of our students, especially given that some of them have had very limited experience in the kitchen prior to the competition: “All of the students did an excellent job, and it was very hard to separate them in the end. They should be proud of what they’ve achieved so far. Good luck in the final!”

The results were so close that this year three students will compete in the final, to be held on Wednesday at North Lancs Training Group in their professional kitchen. Best of luck to Daisy Clemson, Logan Parkinson and Poppy Clemson!

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Year 8 Geography trip to Malham Cove

Last week Year 8 Geographers visited Malham Cove as part of their Year 8 topics “Adventure Landscapes” and “Fantastic Places.” The cove is a vertical cliff which is 260 feet high and is made of limestone. It is very famous and was even featured in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (watch out for it when Harry and Hermione set up camp!).

The weather this year was perfect for the trip – warm and sunny, just right for some ice-creams when we arrived back to Malham village. As always, we had a fantastic day with some fantastic students climbing up to the top of the cove and walking in the natural landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.