Learning day is a super day at the Peele school

Year 7 students with their bridge-building structures at Peele Community College, Long Sutton.
Year 7 students with their bridge-building structures at Peele Community College, Long Sutton.
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Peele Community College, Long Sutton, allowed students a day off from lessons to foster independence and teamwork.

A variety of challenges and workshops took place across all school years, ranging from baking bread to serving justice.

Year 9 students turn a classroom at Peele Community College into a courtroom.

Year 9 students turn a classroom at Peele Community College into a courtroom.

Year 7 students worked together in creating structures from various materials in a bridge-building exercise, before testing their numerical skills with a series of mathematical challenges.

Baking skills were on show from Year 8 students who formed teams to make bread and pizzas of different flavours, as well as testing their fitness with a number of team games in the sports hall.

The challenge for some Year 9 students was to develop their skills in hairdressing, while others laid down the law in a mock court trial.

Students took roles as magistrates, solicitors and witnesses as they gained an insight into the legal system in this country.

Other Year 9 students were set English literature tasks, including the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.

A Peele Community College spokesman said: “The day provided a great opportunity for students to express themselves through artistic invention, through the vehicle of writing.”

With the General Election just over three months away, Year 10 and 11 students gained an insight into the work of MPs, both inside and outside of Parliament.

Students played an interactive game which dealt with parliamentary debates, constituency work and campaigning for elections.

There were also studies of different types of government, electoral systems and the forming of political parties.

In fact, democracy was at the heart of the day’s activities for students preparing for GCSE examinations as they learned about Greek mythology, culture and tradition.

The spokesman said: “The day allowed students to be involved in a range of challenges where they worked both independently and in teams.

“Staff worked across departments, utilising skills and sharing expertise, as the school embraced the concept of education for all.”