STANWELL School students visited Bristol Zoo as part of their study of Tropical Rainforests on Friday, June 6.

Year 8 pupils were given the chance to meet some of the many animals that make the rainforest such a unique and valuable part of the world during a geography school trip.

They also learned more on what is happening to the rainforests and what we can do to protect them from deforestation. An enjoyable and informative day was had by all.

Over the first weekend of June, the PE Department also ran their very popular trip to the Storey Arms centre where the participating Year 9 pupils thoroughly enjoyed the activities on offer, which included gorge walking, caving, canoeing and orienteering. All the pupils are to be commended for their conduct as they all worked hard throughout the weekend both on the physical activities as well as cooking, cleaning and organising themselves, developing life skills for the future.

The school were also delighted to discover that some of their sixth form students had won a prestigious national competition ‘Young Reporters for the Environment’. Congratulations again to the students who achieved first place or runners-up in various categories. Ailsa Maxwell and Megan Wookey's winning entry was based on the subject of the hidden cost of mobile phones.

Tickets are now on sale at break times in the dining hall for the school's Junior Production of ‘Sweeney Todd Shock N Roll show’ which will run for three nights: Monday, June 23, until Wednesday, June 25. Parents and friends of the school can also buy tickets by telephoning main reception on 029 20 707633. The tickets are priced at £6 each and the cast, crew and orchestra are working hard to make this production another great success. Come along and enjoy the show.