CARE home vis­its, road safety and the dan­gers of drugs were some of the top­ics ex­plored in a ‘su­per learn­ing day’.

Accrington Observer - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

Hyndburn Academy stu­dents took a day off from the usual les­sons to de­velop new skills and study sub­jects they wouldn’t nor­mally.

Year 8 looked at the school’s role within the com­mu­nity and vis­ited Belvedere Care Home and Springhill Care Home in Ac­cring­ton and Town­field Care Home in Great Har­wood.

Pupils chat­ted to res­i­dents and handed out gifts they had made at school ear­lier in the day.

Young­sters from Year 7 learned about new as­pects of keep­ing safe, in­clud­ing road and on-line safety, while Year 9 fo­cused on the im­por­tance of ac­cep­tance.

The dan­ger of drugs were ex­plored by year 10 and Year 11 looked at ca­reers.

Ex­ec­u­tive Prin­ci­pal Andy O’Brien said: “Our aim is to hold a ‘su­per learn­ing day’ at the school ev­ery half term, tak­ing stu­dents out­side their nor­mal en­vi­ron­ment and chal­leng­ing them to look at new top­ics and de­velop new ways of learn­ing.

“We’re re­ally pleased with how well the first one went, par­tic­u­larly Year 8’s visit to the lo­cal care homes, which helped em­pha­sise our role as a school at the heart of its com­mu­nity and which we plan to make a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence.”

The Hyndburn Academy’s Year 8 stu­dents vis­it­ing a lo­cal care home as part of Su­per Learn­ing Day

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