photos: King Alfred School holds end-of-term 'Challenge Day'
King Alfred School held a 'Challenge Day' this week when students
were given a chance to find out more about a number of activities.
aim of the event was to give students opportunities to become
independent enquirers, creative thinkers, reflective learners
and team workers.
Year 7, the students took part in a cross-curricular day with
geography, history and food technology exploring Commonwealth
activities ranged from making dishes from around the world to
a race to collect as much information about the Commonwealth Countries
addition, 45 students went to a Hindu temple in Neasden, London,
to learn more about the religion.
In Year 8, the students became forensic scientists, where the
school's Science Team held a 'Who done it?' day. Students
also learnt about blood typing, chromatography and fibre analysis.
Year 9, the students had several choices around drama, music,
design, technology and art, business, ICT and dance.
the students of Year 10 worked hard in English on improving their
presentations and their speaking and listening skills.
of the pupils commented on how useful this had been in helping
them get ready for their GCSE exams. They then had a series of
maths conundrums to solve, which left some scratching their heads!
Years 12 and 13 had a choice of going to the Imperial War Museum,
a Public Services Trip, gaining a football coaching award, learning
about first aid as well as some excellent presentations about
Gap Year and life after 6th Form.
Assistant Head Jean-Paul Hoskins, who co-ordinated the day, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Challenge Days are a way of rewarding
our students for all their hard work during the term."
day was thoroughly enjoyed by not only the students but the staff
who put in so much effort into making it such a success."