Orchard School news round-up

February 02 2015

A round-up of news from Orchard School Bristol.

ORCHARD has secured funding to keep Hawks Gym’s elite coaches teaching PE students at the school. 

Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club hit headlines in 2014, after its student Claudia Fragapane won four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

The elite coaches work with Orchard pupils to help them learn new skills and to develop their skills. 



EVERY Monday, a small group of students from Dunmore tutor group pay a visit to Westburyon-Trym nursing home. 

Students spend time chatting to its residents and hearing fascinating stories about their lives. 

Dunmore tutees are finding the experience incredibly rewarding, and the feedback from residents has been very positive.  



ORCHARD’S annual Year 7 trip to France turned into quite an epic journey. 

Extreme weather conditions resulted in ferry cancellations and delays, causing the students to arrive later than planned into Lille. 

Despite their late arrival, all the students had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute. 

Many gifts and treats were bought from the Christmas market for families back home. 

All came back to Bristol full of enthusiasm and are looking forward to future opportunities to travel abroad with the school.



YEAR 10 business pupils at Orchard School Bristol have been making sure their teachers’ cars are clean – while raising money for disabled people. 

Two teams of students from the Horfield school entered the Accumulator Challenge - a nationwide competition run by the Papworth Trust which will see them take on 180 other schools. 

Each team - one boys’ and one girls’ - was given £50 and their task was to raise as much money as possible, using their entrepreneurial skills. 

The boys’ team decided on a car wash business, where they cleaned teachers’ cars in the school car park. 

Local businesses are also being approached for sponsorship. 

All proceeds will go to the Papworth Trust, which cares for disabled people across the UK. 

The trust’s award-winning team of rehabilitation experts works with people across Britain who have had a life changing injury as a result of an accident, trauma or ill health.