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Activities Week 2017

Posted on: June 26th 2017School News +0 More

Activities Week offered our Year 7 - Year 10 a range of exciting and engaging experiences.

Year 7

Year 7 began the week watching a play called 'Your Country Needs You' presented by the Quantum Theatre Company. The play was both amusing and sad and gave the students an insight into the experience of young men at war. The students then looked at some propoganda used to recruit men in WW1 and a pro-war poem by Jessie Pope. Later they had the opportunity to write their own poems and letters to Jessie Pope.

On Tuesday, Year 7 were set the challenge of making a musical in a day with a story based around the Seven Deadly Sins. It was a big challenge but they pulled off a very confident performance at the end of the day.

On Wednesday morning, Year 7 had a talk from Hydestile Animal Rescue. In the afternoon they experienced Team Super Schools and were able to throw Mr Zawistowski - our very own martial arts specialist.

Thursday was science day for Year 7. Mr Rabani did one of his professional bubble shows to a delighted audience. Year 7 also investigated science through an egg drop and creating marble runs. 

On Friday, Year 7 took part in an art project, making individual cardboard reliefs based on African art. These 'tiles' will be put together to create a large piece of art work.

Year 8

Year 8 split into two groups. Each group spent half the week at the annual Tile Barn camp, which is always a very popular event. The students had the opportunity to go mountain biking, do a maths trail, a geography exercise, some science in the wild, shoot rockets, build dens and take part in various sports. Everyone enjoyed this fantastic trip in the New Forest.

For the second half of their week, the Year 8s did some exciting activities including building gum drop structures and a STEM activity to create a wildlife garden in unused areas of the school.

Year 9

At the start of the week, half of Year 9 went off to Chessington World of Adventures for a day of theme park fun! Those who didn't go to Chessington, spent the day planning and budgeting for a world trip, creating wonderful presentations about a range of countries and cultures they 'visited'.

On Tuesday, Year 9 worked with Young Enterprise to create a start-up company working on bidding for funding and considering staffing, finance and marketing.

On Wednesday, Year 9 experienced Team Super Schools with Olympic judo champion, Ben Fletcher who came in to do some circuits work with the students. In the afternoon, Year 9 did some outdoor games followed by watching 'Eddie the Eagle' film to consider the concept of the Olympic Spirit.

Thursday saw Year 9 thrown into election fever. They worked in groups to create political parties and mount an election campaign. The students got very passionate canvassing, creating posters and leaflets  and even a bit of smear campaigning emerged!

Year9's last day was all about E-safety. There was atalk about e-security from a county expert and then the students worked on films and stories to help warn primary school children of the dangers onf mobile phones. The best work will be used at a County course for primary school teachers adn then put on the County website.

Year 10 

Year 10 spent the week on work experience. There were a variety of placements - veterinary assistants, working with the police, bike mechanics, carpet fitters, working at accountants to name but a few. All offered the students valuable experience and a taste of what the working world is like.

For lots more images from Activities Week, please go to the website gallery.

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