On Thursday 28th February, the school were visited by Robert Parnaby who works for the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. He came to talk to the senior school to raise pupils’ awareness of the North York Moors National Park, its purposes, and the opportunities it affords them. He showed the vast range of recreational activities available to young people within the Park as well as highlighting the special qualities and conservational aspects. It is all too easy to take your surroundings for granted and not take the time to discover just what is there. We live in such an amazing place and we want the pupils to be able to make the most of this.

Mr Parnaby also spoke to the year 9’s to give an introduction to the National Park and explain the job opportunities and apprenticeships available within the North York Moors National Park Authority. As they will be choosing their options soon, it was a valuable insight into what prospects there are available in this area. A big thank you to Robert – there were things that, even as a long-time resident, I didn’t know!
Jenny Walker