After another busy and challenging academic year in Wallace High School, once again our students approached the summer holidays with a highly enjoyable ‘Beyond the Classroom’ experience! With the weather staying warm and dry the classwork books and ipads were set aside, as our students took part in a variety of different learning opportunities organised over two half days, on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June.
During BTC17 over 500 pupils from Years 8-11, had the opportunity to take part in a variety of school based activities revolving around the theme of the ‘The Wallace Challenge.’ Activities were creatively organised and planned by staff from STEM, IT, Humanities, Languages and Art subjects, who successfully planned fun and challenging games that engaged our young people whilst providing a fantastic relaxed atmosphere for all participants!
In addition to the brilliant outdoor games and activities organised by Pathways, examples of the fun and frolics included; Year 8 completing the final part of the Wallace induction process, as they adventured on the ‘Wallace Walk’ (focused on Sir Richard Wallace’s philanthropy in Lisburn!) Year 11 were challenged by the Geography Department to explore the history of the earth whilst constructing a ‘Living Earth’ wicker globe. Years 9 and 10 enjoyed the combination of Language and STEM challenges that complemented their core curriculum, brilliantly enjoying the choice of designing an app or flying a x-zylo over 600 feet!
Senior Teacher and organiser of BTC17, J Reid, expressed
“Thanks must go to Pathways as they organised for all year groups to take part in an adventure programme that involved some team building, new skills and physical challenges such as archery, blindfolded team games, assault courses and climbing ‘towers of terror.’ I would also like to thank our staff who fantastically led a variety of fun activities over BTC17 and most importantly I would like to thank the Wallace young people who have made this year’s ‘Wallace Challenge’ a wonderful event!”
Last modified: June 29, 2017