"The last day of term at Bishopsgarth School saw the excellent extravaganza that was 'Dancing with the Staff'. It certainly gave the American version of the show (Dancing with the Stars) a run for its money and was far more entertaining. We even had our very own 'Brucie' in the form for Mrs Day.
There was the obligatory judging panel which consisted of our new Head boy and girl, Mr Henderson (Head Teacher) and Miss Carroll (who had very patiently taught the staff to dance). The new Deputy Head boy and girl provided much needed technical assistance during the morning.
It was with this phrase in mind that 53 pupils and 5 staff set off after midnight last Wednesday (8/9 July) for a visit to Köln (Cologne). Doubts about the crossing to Calais were dispelled as we rolled off the ferry, but it was sad to see the shanty town of immigrants desperate for a better life. A long coach journey followed until we reached our hotel in the pretty village of Boppard on the Rhine, with the steep hillsides covered in trees and vines. A delicious and ample evening meal awaited us, then we stretched our stiff legs with a short walk into town, looking at the shops, restaurants and cafés along the river bank. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boppard for more information.
On Thursday 25th June, Bishopsgarth School said a fond farewell to the Class of 2015 as they ended their secondary career in style at Blackwell Grange, Darlington. A crowd of pupils, friends and families had gathered early in the school car park to capture special memories and to wave Year 11 on their way. As always pupils pushed the boat out to think of ingenious ways of making an entrance… from dumper trucks, super cars and a special guest appearance from Fred, Velma and Daphne with the Mystery Van. Pupils soon boarded the coaches to take them to their secret venue and once all the dresses had been securely stowed we were ready to depart.