Focus Day offers pupils something new

Pupils learn to play African drums at Focus Day at Glebelands School, Cranleigh.
Pupils learn to play African drums at Focus Day at Glebelands School, Cranleigh.

STUDENTS were treated to an impressive array of activities from handling seven-feet snakes to African drumming during a Spring Focus Day at Cranleigh’s Glebelands School.

The day was an opportunity for pupils from year seven through to 11 to learn about different cultures and environments, while also preparing for the future world of work.

Year seven spent their Focus Day visiting the INTECH Museum in Hampshire where they toured the planetarium and the hands-on science and technology exhibits.

Some got the chance to become intimate with a seven-foot Burmese Python, as year eight handled creatures from a zoo lab, and later in the day brushed up on their Spanish, Italian and German.

Year nine learnt the art of African drumming, and tried their hand at interior design, while year 10 pupils took part in a business challenge, tried some Chinese cooking, took part in a street dance workshop and made their own African masks and origami.

The oldest pupils in year 11 experienced sessions on human rights, drugs awareness and managing money, as well as receiving important revision techniques such as mind mapping and note taking.

Hannah Morrison, Glebelands’ assistant headteacher, thanked the visitors who helped during the day.