We have arrived safely at Blackpool. We went to McDonald’s for lunch and then settled into our accommodation. Some of us are having a swim, before we enjoy the entertainment. We are all very excited.
Today our year 11 textiles class proudly showed their work to parents, staff, governors and pupils. They have all worked incredibly hard and produced some beautiful work. Well done year 11!
FORGET about stretch limousines and horse-drawn carriages, one teenager from the North-East has arrived at his school prom with more style than James Bond.
Kyran Richmond, from Chilton in County Durham, flew in to his Year 11 leavers’ party by helicopter and entered with a beauty queen on his arm.
The 16-year-old arrived at Hall Garth Hotel, near Darlington, and was greeted by model Alisha Cowie, 19, from Spennymoor, who was crowned Miss England last year.
Kyran, who has a rare brain disease for which there is no treatment or cure, was celebrating with fellow pupils from The Oaks Secondary School in Spennymoor.
This afternoon we have completed our work on fruit by making fruit smoothies. We hope they arrive safely home without spilling! Next week we will begin looking at ways to prepare different vegetables, and will start by making a salad.
A number of pupils have had a wonderful day taking part in a brass workshop with three other schools.
After a mornings practice we all came together to perform to the sixth form and the year 7 pupils.
The marvellous 9W have been learning how air resistance works. We made parachutes and tested them.
This afternoon we made fruit kebabs in Food Technology. All pupils were again extremely sensible when working with sharps knives, and we think these kebabs look amazing! Well done, 7D – you always try so hard.
It was a little chilly this afternoon, so we stayed inside to play table cricket for a change. It was good to remember the rules, and to practice our skills, but hopefully next week the sun will be shining and we can play Kwik Cricket outside again.
We have been working through the ‘Driving Along’ topic for our science entry level qualification. The topic is about speed, reaction times and car safety.
We carried out an experiment so we could practise calculating our speed.
First we measured out 20 metres and then we worked in pairs.
One of us did the activity and the other timed them using a stopwatch.
We ran, hopped, skipped, walked and did heel to toe, as quickly as we could.
We then logged our times.
We calculated our speed once we got back into the classroom and put our data into a graph.