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A drop-down day like no other

On Friday 2nd February we hosted our first drop down day of the year.  At Moor End we dedicate two days in the academic year where all year groups are off timetable completing various activities to enhance their cultural capital. This year we had over 35 amazing guests working with our year groups.

A drop-down day like no other

On Friday 2nd February we hosted our first drop down day of the year.

Year 11 – Life skills

Our year 11 Citizenship students decided that they wanted their drop down day focused on life skills that would help them after they leave Moor End. These life skills included first aid, cooking a healthy meal, managing money and problem solving. The final life skill was linked to gangs. We were delighted to invite Paul Hannaford back into school to talk about the issues of gangs, knife crime and county lines. The year 11’s left at the end of the day having thoroughly enjoyed their day and with a spinach and chickpea curry to enjoy for dinner!

Year 10 – Gangs

Our year 10 cohort focused their drop down day learning about gangs. They had several lessons about how why people decide to join gangs, what are the dangers involved in being in a gang and the consequences of joining a gang. This year group was also lucky enough to meet Paul Hannaford and even got involved in a bit of role play!

Year 9 – Democracy day

Our amazing Citizenship and RE department planned a wonderful day for our year 9’s. Students were tasked with creating their own political party, writing their party manifesto and making their own rosettes. The day concluded with parties competing to win “best political party”. Our judges included local councillors and prospective MP for Huddersfield Harpreet Uppal. The winning political party will be going on our annual Parliament trip.

Year 8 – Pakistan/India partition

Our year 8 students have just finished their topic on the India and Pakistan partition, so this drop-down day allowed them to explore the partition in a different way. Our students had the pleasure of meeting people who were alive at the time of the partition and listened to their experiences.

Year 7 – STEM

Our year 7 students started the day with a medical talk from students who are studying medicine across various universities. The rest of the day was broken up into 5 different workshops all around STEM. The workshops included making an electric car, CPR, coding robots and looking at scans!! In the words of the first year 7 pupil walking out of school “This has been the best day ever!”