On Friday 13th November pupils in Y7-10 took part in our termly Enrichment Day. This is a themed day allowing pupils to explore a range of topical issues or to take part in enrichment activities relating to a specific subject.

Later that night, the world was shocked by the horrific events that unfolded in Paris. As part of the enrichment day, Year 9’s had been exploring the subject of extremism and also terrorism. Even before the events that evening, their work, their thoughts demonstrated their maturity in reflecting on these complex issues. Throughout the day, Y9 were truly outstanding. we would like to congratulate Year 9 on their ability to think deeply about emotive subjects like extremism, immigration and terrorism.

During the day, Children in Need Day was once again well supported raising £651.75 for all the great causes that ‘Children in Need’ supports. Year 7 were very busy making and painting wooden Pudsey bears, learning songs for a singing competition, learning about the importance of education for all, especially the ’64 million girls’ campaign. They made key fobs and baked hundreds of cakes to sell for the charity.
At the end of the day everyone took part in a musical assembly and presentation.

Pupils in Year 8 were treated to a performance and workshop about bullying and the right and wrong ways to stand up to bullies. The production company said, “the involvement from your Year 8 pupils has been amongst the best we have had.” Their enthusiasm in a lively session was impressive and there was no shortage of young people wanting to get involved and this was terrific to see. Well done Year 8!