Drop Down Day
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All of our pupils had a fantastic day during our first drop down day of the academic year. Years 7-10 took part in an one hour session learning about Unifrog, this has just been launched with pupils to help them understand the different information and guidance they can get by using this platform. Please ask your child about this for further information.
Year 7 took part in English activities, learning about how to debate and put together a strong argument. They worked together in teams before ending the day with a formal debate.
Year 8 were able to get creative across Art, Drama and Music. They had the opportunity to perform Hairspray as well as design the set and props. In Art they looked at Dadaism and Music learned about recording and equipment used. They also took part in an MFL session learning about African French singers, learning French through songs.
Year 9 took part in an interform PE day, which included table tennis, dodgeball and netball. There was lots of fun to be had competing to be the best form in Year 9. They also got to choose to take part in one of three Technology options: Siege Engine Competition; a Design Challenge– looking at how to design a new shelter for the playground and ICT and Business, which included working in small teams to solve everyday problems with a new product or service.
Year 10 had a Maths workshop where they learned about careers within the subject and different employability skills. They also took part in a Humanities workshop focusing on asking ethical questions and looking at different beliefs and world views.
Year 11 were based in Science taking part in fun practicals which will help prepare them for their upcoming mock exams next half term.