Team-Works Karting (KS3) 18/07/2022
Go Ape 14/07/2022 (KS4)

This term KS4 had the opportunity to attend a trip at Go Ape in Woburn, where they were able to complete the Treetop Challenge. This involved 6 different high ropes sections connected by zip wires, and feature Tarzan swings, cargo nets, as well as strength and balancing activities to make it across the course. The expected time to complete this challenge is 3 hours, with our students smashing that and completing it in 2 hours 20 minute.

This trip was finished off with a tour around Woburn Safari park were students were able to everything from lions, monkeys, bears and elephants.

Top Golf 11/07/2022 (KS3)
Top Golf & Ninja Warrior Visit 08/07/2022 (KS4)
Harry Potter Studios Tour 27/06/2022 (KS4)
This term the year 10s were given the amazing opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden. While there we walked around the studio and looked at all of the different sets, props and types of technology that were used to help turn one of the most successful children's book series into 8 feature films! We all had a lot of fun, and it was a great day! Though, if you asked them, they would probably say that the best part was when Mr Fuller bought everyone lunch.
The Edge Outdoor Activity 07/06/2022 (KS3)
  • This term KS3 had the opportunity to attend 2 different outdoor adventurous activities (OAA) afternoons at Edge Outdoor, based in Westmill Farm.
  • Students had the opportunity to have a go at rifle shooting, mountain boarding, archery and a high ropes course which allowed students to ty out 3 different levels, and a zip wire that was 100m long and can go up to 30 miles an hour.

BBC Food Show 17/06/2022 (KS3)

London Stadium and Olympic Park Visit 10/02/2022 (KS4)
This term saw Y11 Sport Studies sit their exam on contemporary issues and sport, in which we studies the effect of London hosting the 2012 Olympics, and the rejuvenation Stratford.
On the 10th of February we took these students to the Olympic Park to visit the Aquatics Centre, the Copperbox Area, the Velodrome and for a tour around the Olympic Stadium

Tate Brittain Gallery 01/02/2022 (KS4)

Winter Wonderland 03/12/2021 (KS3)
The KS3 students were lucky enough to be taken on an existing ice skating trip to winter wonderland in London’s Hyde Park, however when we arrived Mr Anderson hadn’t booked the correct tickets!
After all the laughing and teasing we still had a fantastic day and got to enjoy the funfair rides and a McDonalds lunch. The students were very brave and went on some scary rides...overall an amazing day had by all.

Old Bailey and London Dungeon Visit 24/11/2021 (KS4)
The KS4 students were lucky enough to be given the chance to visit the Old Bailey court house in London.
Firstly though we had some fun at the London Dungeons. The students took great fun in making sure Miss Sawyer was very scared and the photos prove it!
When we arrived at the old Bailey we were able to sit in court room 1. We listened to talks from a trauma doctor, a barrister and a parent who lost his son to knife crime. The sessions were really hard-hitting but extremely useful and we hope that everyone took something away from the session. Well done KS4 for your maturity on this school trip.
One student said that:-
I thought the court was going to be boring but it turned out to be interesting and disturbing due to the images that were shown but was overall very educational

Recovering Alcoholic Speaker 14/10/2021

Toby is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for five years and kindly visited our school to  speak to our students about his story. Toby wrote a lovely Blog about his visit to SESC, please see below:

'Yesterday I spoke about alcoholism and my story to two groups of children at a Stevenage Education and Support centre (a pupil referral unit).⁣
All I can say is WOW!
Some of the children have had to overcome more in their short lives than most would in 10 lifetimes. ⁣
They were two of the best groups I've ever had the privilege to stand in front of.
They listened intently and even asked lots of brilliant questions.⁣
It was obvious the staff have a huge passion for giving their pupils a better start to life. It shone through each and every one of them.⁣
⁣Even though I told the kids, I don't think they realised how much them listening to me rattle on, REALLY HELPS ME!⁣
It helps me keep my head in the right place.
Absolutely blown away by yesterday! I feel like someone's zapped my batteries.
If you have a story to tell that could help todays youth...I highly recommend telling it!
Huge thank you to JANE SHIPLEY ⁣for inviting me and for all the amazing work you do!

You can read Toby's story using the following link Toby's Blog

And support can be found using this link NAOCA