Fusion Group

The Orchards Fusion group is an extra curricular activity for a specifically chosen group of year 7 & 8 students. It takes place every Thursday with a focus on cross curricular links. Students are challenged to develop their social, mental and physical well-being facing a variety or tasks. They will create a portfolio of all their endeavours as evidence.


Each week the group will face a task/activity that challenges them outside of their classroom environment. These tasks may include; Archery, First Aid, Team building, Finance, Cooking, Fundraising, Innovation, Art & Design, Problem Solving, Orienteering and many more.


The idea is that the students are encouraged to learn skills that they can put to use later on in life. It also offers them the opportunity to build social relationships, develop mental strength and increase their levels of competence and confidence not just inside school but in the local community as well.


May 2017

The Fusion Group were challenged to a Maths based orienteering task. They were given cryptic clues to different areas around the school where they would have to search for a cone. Each cone had a maths question which they had to answer without a calculator. Once they had found all the cones and added up all of the questions they needed to total all the answers together to get a final number. Once returned to PE with their final number each team were handed a page of riddles to complete with the first group to complete the riddles being the overall winners.
A group of three year 7 girls won the challenge and won the prize.
In the coming weeks we have a Sports Mania challenge and a Drama agent coming in to school to run the session.
Mr Wheeler.