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