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Students enjoy varied events during PD day

Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.
Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.

Year 7 Students at The Market Weighton School Year recently spent their Personal Development (PD) Day working in house teams to design and launch bottle rockets.

This was a fun way for students to develop team working skills as well as applying their science and mathematics knowledge.

Students handle the insects brought in by Bishop Burton College.

Students handle the insects brought in by Bishop Burton College.

Meanwhile, Year 8 Students were working with guests from the Power Race Company, looking at the world of sustainable energy which led to students designing building and then refining their own wind turbines.

Year 9 students worked with the ‘talk the talk’ project where they worked with external tutors to develop their confidence and ability to present in front of their peers.

The whole day was centred around enabling students to have the confidence to speak to their whole class on a subject of their own choice.

A spokesman for the school said: “It was a fascinating day watching the students as their confidence grew from the morning through to afternoon sessions and seeing some of our most shy students present to the class was a fantastic achievement.”

Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.

Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.

During the During PD Day all Year 10 pupils were involved in mock interviews with local companies who kindly agreed to provide members of their staff to interview our pupils.

Feedback from the companies involved was very positive with all pupils being punctual and smart.

The standard of the answers from our pupils was notable for its quality.

Thanks go to the companies involved, KCOM, Britcom, Langlands, Tesco, Recognition Express and Beverley J6.

Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.

Designing bottle rockets helps students to develop team working skills.

The school also had nine different colleges providing workshops, again, for the Year 10 pupils as the process begins towards applications for September 2019.

Thanks again go to all those involved; ER College, Selby College, Bishop Burton College, South Hunsley school and Sixth Form College, RAF, Beverley J6, York College, Wyke College

TMWS can confirm that the Year 11 Progression Event (for current Y10) will take place on Tuesday 2 October with further details to follow early in the new academic year.

Students build and refine their own wind turbines.

Students build and refine their own wind turbines.