Chellaston Academy

Executive Principal: Mr K Gaiderman. M.Ed. B.Ed. NPQH

Head of School: Ms C Walker

Chair of PEAK Multi-Academy Trust: Mr N Hollis

Chair of Governors: Mr J James


Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB 01332 702502

Year 7 Whitemoor Lakes Residential

Recently, Mrs Grimwood and 17 other members of staff took our Year 7 students away for the weekend in order to bond as a year group and attempt new and exciting challenges. The weather was not great but the rain did nothing to dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the 193 staff and students and a brilliant time was had by all! The year group took part in activities such as:


• Sailing

• Canoeing

• Kayaking

• Abseiling

• Zip wire

• Hi ropes

• Challenge course

• Fencing

• Archery

• Problem solving


We sang around a camp fire one evening and played team games the other night (where the staff got extremely competitive!). However, perhaps the toughest challenge was when we had to make our beds on arrival - there were some very strangely made beds, mention no names!