An update from Romania

Written by James Whiting

Our Upper School students are spending Half Term in Romania and we’re here to give you a mid-trip update on what they’ve been up to.

The students have settled into rural Romanian life and have enjoyed a wide variety of activities, both cultural and adventurous in nature.

They have fully embraced the Romanian cuisine and have prepared several traditional meals, many of which were cooked on an open fire under the guidance of our Romanian hosts. There were no shortcuts, with the

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Ex-Acorn student, James Lowsley-Williams, is cycling in The Tour of Britain!

Written by The Acorn School

We are proud to announce that one of our ex-students, James Lowsley-Williams, now a professional cyclist, is riding this year’s Tour of Britain (ToB) cycling stage race. The ToB is the UK’s hardest and biggest race and James lined up on sunday for the first stage in Liverpool amongst the world’s best cyclists including the UK’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.

Photo credit: Larry Hickmott

James attended our school until 2009 when he graduated and took up a

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The Upper School had a great weekend walking in The Black Mountains

Written by The Acorn School

On Friday 21st March Barney, James and the upper school loaded up the minibus and trailer and headed off to Llanthony Priory for a walking trip in The Black Mountains. The weather forecast stated ‘changeable’ – and it was! We had some rain on the way down but it cleared enough for us to set up camp in the dry. Having put up our tents, we donned all-weather gear and went for an evening stroll up the mountain. The rain held

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Our Winter Sports Trip was a huge success!

Written by The Acorn School

During the February half term, fifteen students and teachers headed off to Mayrhofen on the annual Acorn Ski Trip. A great week was had by all and we were blessed with fresh snow on arrival, followed by a week of gorgeous sunshine, perfect pistes and endless runs throughout the whole of the Ziller Valley, including Graeme’s favourite, the Hintertux Glacier.

On one day most of the students decided to swap their skis for snowboards and spent the day on the slopes

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Acorn Students Cycle from Land’s End to Stroud

Written by The Acorn School

Last weekend two Acorn students cycled 246 miles from Land’s End to Stroud. They travelled to Land’s End on Thursday and began their cycling journey on Friday morning. The journey took three days and involved camping en-route one night.

The students raised over £800 of which one third will be donated to the Acorn Overseas Charity for Children. The remainder will help to fund their upcoming ski trip, organised by the school.