Yet again Mrs Moore surpassed herself with the
planning and organisation of World Book Day activities for Thursday 2nd March
2017! Students enjoyed two very
different activities linked to their learning.
KS3 students visited the Victorian mining experience that is Morwellham
Quay! They journeyed 100 metres
underground on the mining train to experience the George and Charlotte Copper
Mine. They boarded the sailing ketch
Garlandstone to discover the way of life at sea during Victorian times and how
hard it was. They also attired
themselves in Victorian costumes and learned about how to dress a Victorian boy
and girl. The chocolate experience was a
delight for all the sweet-toothed fans and they learnt about the history of
chocolate as well as making their own chocolate lolly to take home! This visit was linked to our Victorian Day
back in 2016 as well as English and Humanities.
We all agreed that it was an amazing day out and many students requested
that we go back as soon as possible!
Students celebrating World Book Day at Morwellham Quay
KS4 students were treated to games of laser-tag
after watching and reading The Hunger Games.
It was a competitive afternoon for both students and members of
staff. They discovered power-ups to
shield themselves, the invisibility mode and the powerful ‘machine-gun'
mode. They learnt the nature of survival
in a high-powered simulation. Students
wore a body vest with sensors and lights on it.
They used a laser rifle and some students assumed the role of
'sniper'. The day was linked to English
and their GCSE where students have been studying the theme of 'human endurance
and survival'. Students worked both in
teams and also for the best individual score.
It further enhanced their social skills as they worked and interacted
with students who they do not normally work with.
At the end of the day there was a buzz around
school from both students and staff who had had an amazing time!