PD Day sees students look a range of issues

Students learn about technologies that promote sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources.
Students learn about technologies that promote sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources.

On Thursday 5 May, The Market Weighton School held its third Personal Development Day of this academic year.

PD Days are very different to the normal school curriculum and see all students studying a bespoke timetable looking at a range of PSHE and Citizenship issues.

Working on a bottle rocket.

Working on a bottle rocket.

Year 7 students spent the day looking at team work combined with Science and Maths; the result, bottle rockets! Led by Mr Hartington, teams of students designed, tested and raced bottle rockets.

This involved students working in teams, negotiating ideas and developing a design which all members of the group were happy with.

During the afternoon students launch tested, adapted, developed and then raced their rockets to see who had the best design. Year 8 students spent the day learning about recycling and energy efficiency.

They spent half the day designing and upcycling old T-shirts using methods such as tie-dyeing.

Designing a T-shirt during the PD Day.

Designing a T-shirt during the PD Day.

Year 9 students travelled to Hull University for the day to attend ACE Day; a programme designed to address some of the misconceptions students have about university.

It is designed to increase awareness of further and higher education and to raise aspirations.

In a day of fun-based activities on campus, facilitated by undergraduates, pupils explored what it means to be a university student and found out about the opportunities available to them.

Year 10 students spent the day working with several post 16 providers. Throughout the day each college worked with our students to showcase what they can expect if they choose to study with them.

Creating a design on a T-Shirt.

Creating a design on a T-Shirt.