The School operates a system of internal Extra Curricular days – three recent days are a Roman Day held in the primary school, an African Day for secondary pupils, and a Puzzle Day held for pupils from both primary and secondary (Years 6 – 10). For the Roman Day pupils made Roman shields and helmets, and were treated to a Roman banquet. The African Day included workshops on mask making and Batik painting. For the Puzzle Day pupils enjoyed sessions of brain stretching with logical problems, numeracy challenges and visual complications.
A programme of educational visits is followed for all students throughout the school year to reinforce work being undertaken in the classroom. These include Geography field trips, historical re-creations, visits to business/marketing related venues, etc.
Visits for 2014/15 are listed below:
|Venue & Date||Pupils Involved & Reason||Venue & Date||Pupils Involved & Reason|
|Great Shelford October 14||Year 5 – local area topic||Coca- Cola – September 14||Years 12&13 – view operations and marketing in business environment, JIT and use of technology in operation.|
|Cambridge Christian Heritage Centre – November 2014||Year 5 – To see the sites we have learned about, especially Magdalene Bridge, medieval Cambridge and the castle mound.||Grafham Water -November 2014||Year 12 & 13 (boys) – Raise funds for charity – cycle ride round Grafham Water.|
|Saffron Walden Museum – November 14||Year 4 – look at Roman artefacts and handle original pieces to understand how historians know how Romans lived||
Vauxhall Plant in Luton – November 2014
|Year 13 – Look at manufacturing in UK and to support A2 Business Studies research.|
|Duxford Imperial War Museum – April 15||Year 5&6 to understand how forces of science work||Enigma Event at School, November 14||Summer Pack winners (year 8 to 12)|
|Mepal Centre – May 2015||
Year 3/4/5/6 –
To cover areas of the National Curriculum with reference to outdoor activities – Archery, Trust Trail, Bush Craft, Indoor Climbing.
|Epping Forest , Geography Field trip – January 2015||Year 11 – Geography Controlled Assessment Fieldwork|
|Raptor Centre – June 2015||
Year 6 –
Talk on inheritance and adaptation, pellet dissection, flying birds of prey.
|Art trip , Cambridge – February 2015||Year 10 – Graphic design GCSE and Fine Art GCSE|
|Duxford Imperial War Museum – April 15||Year 7, 8 & 9 – 6 to understand how forces of science work|
|Botanic Gardens, Cambridge – June 2015||
Year 3 – The life cycle of plants. Plants from around the world.
|Maths Enrichment Day, University of Cambridge – June 2015||
Year 12 As –
|The Golden Hinde, London – June 2015||
Year 5 –
to see a replica of Drake’s ship; to understand the conditions in which the sailors lived when circumnavigating the world
|IWM London – June 2015||Years 8/9 – To consolidate recent War Poetry (WW1). Study of KS3 in English and preparation of Year 9 WW1 study in curriculum.|
|Puzzle/Africa Day, – July 15 (at school)||Year 6 Cross Curricular/ awareness of third world countries||Natural History Museum, London – June 2015||
Year 10 –
Biodiversity and adaptation
|Puzzle/Africa Day, July 15 (at school)||
Year 7-10 – Curricular/ awareness of third world countries
|Horse Riding Sawston – July 2015||
Year 7 –
Consolidate year 7 work on forces.
|Cadbury World Birmingham – July 2015||Year 11 – Introduction to marketing, marketing mix, market research and the confectionary market|
|Epping Forest, Geography Field trip – July 2015||Year 10 – Complete data collection for Geography GCSE controlled assessment|
|Mepal – July 2015||Years 7/8/9 – Enrich PE Curriculum with team-building and other activities.|