Glebelands School


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A variety of activities were laid on for students as part of the first Focus Day of the new academic year at Glebelands School in Cranleigh.

Year 7 students spent half the day learning how to crack code breaking.

Under strict time constraints they un-picked four codes to solve a bigger puzzle and then took part in a team building session on the field which had them problem solving with crates and planks of wood.

Meanwhile, Year 8 students were given the 'complete Indian experience', learning intricate Indian dance moves and Indian style drumming as well as art work.

They were also lucky enough to experience Indian cooking and meditation skills.  Their practical skills were tested further when they had an opportunity to create Indian art. 

Year 9 students spent a session learning about recycling and the impact litter has on their local environment, culminating in presentations of their own uniquely designed recycling bins.

They then had taster sessions in Spanish, Italian and German. Students earned points speaking in their new language in order to buy resources to build their own model of the Eiffel Tower.

Year 10s were tasked with putting together a media campaign for anti-bullying week.  With all sorts of technology at their disposal, students created leaflets, posters and presentations.  They also learned mind-mapping skills during what a member of staff described as a 'dynamic workshop' where students were taught important revision and planning skills for their forthcoming examinations and GCSE coursework.

Year 11s took part in the Road Safety Awareness day run by Safer Surrey Partnership, featuring a variety of workshops designed to make them think about their own safety and the safety of others when they begin to use the roads.

"We would like to thank the Surrey Fire Service, Surrey Police, St Johns Ambulance Service and the Surrey County Safer Travel team for delivering this powerful and emotional experience," said a school spokesman.

Source - Surrey Advertiser