Fantastic ‘Focus Day’ for Glebelands School

Pupils experience authentic Indian cooking
Pupils experience authentic Indian cooking

Glebelands School’s first Focus Day of the year took place on Friday October 5 and it was a fantastic day for all!

The Year 7 students at the Cranleigh school spent half the day learning how to crack code breaking: full of excitement and all under strict time constraints, they unpicked four codes to solve a bigger puzzle.

This was followed by a fantastic team building session on the field with games like Number Run and Tug of War, and making lots of new friends.

Meanwhile, Year 8 Glebelands students had the complete Indian experience: students learnt the meaning behind intricate Indian dance moves, and then went on to have a go at Indian style drumming.

They were also lucky enough to experience authentic Indian cooking and take some time to relax learning yoga.

They also built a shanty town extending through several classrooms. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day, applying themselves fully to all these new experiences and learning about a different culture.

In Year 9, students had a fantastic day at Chessington World of Adventure.

Students learnt about media and publicity and took part in a workshop about how the advertising campaign was created for one of Chessington’s biggest rides. They then experienced the range of thrills on offer at the theme park and considered how a new campaign could be created.

With anti-bullying week soon to be upon us, our Year 10s were tasked with putting together an anti-bullying campaign.

With all sorts of media technology at their disposal, students were able to use their creativity whilst focusing on a key issue for the whole community at Glebelands.

We are really looking forward to seeing their films and posters! The Year 10s also spent some time during the day learning new study skills. This was a dynamic workshop where students were taught important revision and planning skills that will stand them in good stead as they begin their GCSE courses.

Finally Year 11s had a fantastic day focusing on road safety. With many of our students at the age where they will be driving soon, all Year 11s took part in the Road Safety Awareness day run by Safer Surrey Partnership.

Our students experienced a variety of workshops designed to make them think about their own safety and the safety of others when they begin to use the roads. Glebelands School would like to thank the Fire and Rescue Service, the Police, St John Ambulance Service and all team involved in delivering this powerful and emotional experience.

Pictured here, pupils experience authentic Indian cooking.