"This last week has been Flexyweek at Spalding Grammar School, and we have been doing many different extracurricular activities to improve our skills and experiences in different fields.
On the first day, Year 10 (Wykeham, Johnson and Moulton) went paintballing in Ancaster and played a total of 5 rounds of paintball with our classmates. The guns we used were heavy with big hoopers for our paintballs on the top. A waterbottle sized gas canister powered the gun and allowed our shots to be fired, and we still have the bruises to prove it.
On the second day, we had a range of activities: including a maths challenge, a murder mystery, Frisbee golf and a talk from a motivational speaker called the man with the orange tie. An option for lifeguard training was available, but I felt the other options would be more enjoyable for me.
On the third day, most of the year 10 took part in an activity where they designed a housing estate and afterwards did interhouse PE. However, on Wednesday I entered the criminology workshop and really enjoyed solving a murder as a team looking at clues and evidence.
On the fourth day, Bentley, Gamlyn and Hobson went paintballing in Ancaster, whilst Wykeham, Johnson and Moulton went to Bridge farm in Spalding. The flower farm was an interesting day and showed us all a lot about careers in Lincolnshire. The science and technology used in the factory was far beyond what any of us were expecting, and free snacks afterwards are always a big plus.
On the final day, our entire school walked over ten miles to Cowbit, and although the weather was certainly not on our side, we overall had a wonderful day and raised a large amount of money for our school.
In conclusion, Flexyweek continues to be a treat and a look into the world we will all soon be entering. We are truly lucky that our school provides such an experience, and we all look forward to what next year’s Flexyweek will bring. " - Aaron Bean, Year 10