Glebelands School


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With a backdrop of Spring sunshine, students from Glebelands School took part in a plethora of creative activities for their late Spring Focus Day held on Tuesday 28th April.

Students in Year 7 went on a trip back in time to the Natural History Museum in London. Whilst there, they had the opportunity to partake in some of the learning activities at the Museum and also had some time to wander through the various exhibitions including the Restless Earth section.

Year 8 spent half the day with some horrid creepy-crawlies and weird and wonderful creatures with the Zoo Lab experience. A company visited the school and brought in some unusual and amazing animals for students to learn about and in many cases, hold, including a snake which was not for the faint-hearted! For half of the day, students participated in an activity named Speed Earth which placed groups of students into role-playing scenarios focusing on how they would run an island with a finite amount of resources. This activity really helps with team work and leadership skills.

The Year 9 activity was hosted by Eagle Radio where the students were given an education in how marketing and advertising works followed by a challenge; to make their own advert. They approached this activity with aplomb and in the afternoon were given the opportunity to record the advert so that it was ‘ready for air’.

Year 10 students were on their work experience placements this week, out and about in the community, serving customers in shops and learning about different trades and businesses. Year 11 were focused on their revision for the day within the English, Mathematics and Science departments. With exams approaching very soon, students were grateful for the focused support from their teachers.

Mr Smitheram (Assistant Headteacher)