Bathed in glorious sunshine, Glebelands School students took part in a plethora of colourful activities for their late Spring Focus Day held on Tuesday 30th April.
Some students in Year 7 undertook a Carnival Day, learning the art of Samba drumming, choreographing their own Samba dance and designing their own Aztec masks. Other Year 7’s created short films entitled “Our Community” introducing the different aspects of the school. Students planned the storyboards, filmed and then edited their own movies.
Year 8 students took part in one of two visits. Some donned their wellies on a Geography field trip to the River Tillingbourne collecting data and measurements to investigating how rivers change from source to mouth; whilst others went to the Natural History Museum in London to learn more about the origins of The Earth and its animals.
Students in Year 9 took part in a half-day engineering competition learning about the design of large scale engineering projects. They then had to design and build their own bridge and present their finished model to a panel of STEM experts where it was tested for its ability to carry weight. In the second part of the day, students learnt about the causes, impacts and legacy of the WW2 Holocaust to further supplement their in-class studies.
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 (Senior Teacher)
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