There may have been elements of fun for students at Tadcaster Grammar School during three Events Days held recently, but the emphasis was on education and learning, communication, teambuilding and presentation skills.
Students enjoyed visits to Places of Worship, the Sculpture Park and Wimbledon and there were field excursions to Flamborough.
“The Events Days have proved invaluable for our young people and have provided wonderful thought-provoking experiences for all concerned,” said Headteacher Geoff Mitchell.
“I am sure that the diverse range of activities taking place over the three days here at the School and further afield have inspired our students and captured their imagination to learn more.”
Those staying in School were able to experience hands-on experiments with Forensic Science investigations, join in Maths Mania with bridge building and take part in a Murder Mystery with Aidey Pugh’s ‘Who Dunnit’ company, Murder One.
Crime and safety was also on the agenda with a return visit by Prison Me No Way (The No Way Trust Ltd) involving North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Youth Justice Service, sniffer dogs and several of Her Majesty’s Prison Officers.
Themed workshops included a street scene which looked at the effect that anti-social behaviour can have on the local community.
No Events Days would have been complete without a poet and Donavan Christopher, through Authors Abroad, fitted the criteria perfectly.
The artist, performer, poet and author of Rappaman had the students enthralled with his fun and thought-provoking presentations and workshops.
Geared towards motivating and inspiring them, he encouraged them to express their views and opinions about challenging social issues, such as respect of self and others, tolerance, cultural diversity and bullying.