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The final Focus Day of the academic year was enjoyed by students at Glebelands School on 6th July.  Due to a last minute let down with coaches, Year 7 students enjoyed an eclectic mix of inter-form sports and science.  The students were fantastic and really enjoyed the sports competition pitching each tutor group against the others," said a school spokesman.

"As scientists students had great fun looking at the quality of Cranleigh air and levels of pollution by exploring and studying creatures that are indicators of such things on the school field - their conclusions were quite reassuring," she said.

The weather was perfect as 90 Year 8 students set off on their geography field trip to Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex, where they were able to critically analyse the geography of the coastline for their coursework as well as take a four mile amble around the coast.

The other half of Year 8 had a great time participating in a day based around the English Civil War when King Charles I was fighting against the Parliamentarians led by Oliver Cromwell.

Students were able to handle artefacts and take part in demonstrations of games and weapons.

"The musket fire at the end of the day sent shock waves throughout the school," said the spokesman.

Technology and the media was the theme for some of Year 9, with students split into groups where they had the chance to have a taste of aspects of technology that they may be encountering next year for their GCSEs.

It was a very practical day where they completed a design and make activity.

In teams they were also able to consider the impact of marketing and put together an advertising campaign for their product.

The remaining Year 9 students had an Australian culture day, during which Francis Firebrace gave them the full aboriginal experience – kangaroo hunting, the Emu dance and a didgeridoo amongst other things.   

Half of Year 10 students set off to pay a visit to the British Museum, where they were able to reflect on their cultural identity and consider how the ancient objects have influenced the way that we live today.

Meanwhile, the rest of Year 10 were keen to show their entrepreneurial skills, working with Surrey SATRO in the Bradford Business Game.  "Several Year 10s were heard to have asked if they could do over-time," added the spokesman.

Source - Surrey Advertiser