The Go Karting/Laser Tag trip was arranged to recognise and reward those who have been performing consistently well in school, in terms of attendance, punctuality and overall conduct. These students are more likely to get merits, which in turn count as points towards qualification for such a Reward Trip. A total of about 60 students across Years 12 and 13 went, including a few of my friends. It was on Thursday 16th December (the day before term ended) and the venue was local, on Fazeley Street (in Digbeth), and we had to make our own way there. At the venue, as implied at the beginning, we first enjoyed Go Karting, and then later in the afternoon (after our lunch break) tried Laser Tag. In total, we spent about half an hour doing these activities, as the large group size meant we had to wait our turn. However, there was table football to play in the upper lounge/cafeteria, and watching the poor driving of fellow students was quite amusing! The trip had quite a few enjoyable moments, such as when I came first place in Go-Karting, but some students, including myself, must have had problematic equipment to achieve such appalling scores in the Laser Tag! The trip was great fun, but it would have been even better if there were more things to do on site whilst waiting our turn.
Kavish Bhopal, Year 12