This summer term, Year 9 students ‘took over’ and became the teachers during the activities session in the afternoon.
This is the second year of this project run in PD lessons, in which students reflect on what makes a great lesson, design their own lessons and deliver them to younger students.
The event was highly successful with all students contributing to either organising the event or teaching lessons.
Some of the rarer areas of the curriculum were covered, including cinematography and filmmaking, how to survive a zombie apocalypse(!?) and the history of the zodiac.
There were also practical lessons on the science of slime-making which was hugely popular and successful, as well as basketball, football and ‘foursquare tactics’ (foursquare being the game of the moment in the Leckford playground!).
Annika, Rebecca and Helena deserve special mention for their highly organised murder mystery lesson, which posed the alarming question ’who murdered Mark?’. There were several suspects in the frame and students had to solve riddles and visit different parts of the school to collect clues.
In the end, the dastardly deed was committed by none other than the mild-mannered classicist, Jane Nimmo-Smith – who apparently wanted to avenge The headteacher’s lack of enthusiasm for a proposed trip to Pompeii! (surely not?)
Students donated money to attend the lessons and a total of £67.06 was raised for the Year 9 chosen charity, The Gatehouse, which provides food to the homeless in St. Giles.
Well done to all the students who were involved!