The Hyndburn Academy Students focus on community for first 'super learning day'
Running for the first time at the Rishton school, the 'Super Learning Day' sought to give students the opportunity to explore topics that they would not normally cover, developing new skills in the process.
Year 8 looked at the school’s role within the community, with students paying a visit to three local residential homes - Belvedere Care Home and Springhill Care Home in Accrington and Townfield Care Home in Great Harwood. During the visit, the students chatted to residents and handed out gifts they had made at school earlier in the day.
Year 7 students explored different aspects of keeping safe, including road and online safety, whilst Year 9 focused on the importance of acceptance. Year 10 discussed social issues including the dangers of drugs and Year 11 looked at careers.
The Hyndburn Academy Executive Principal Andy O’Brien said:
“Days like this help us to fulfil our commitment to deliver an Education with Character - an education which takes students outside their normal environment, challenges them to learn in different ways and opens their eyes to new topics.
“Based on the success of our first 'Super Learning Day' we are hoping to hold them every half term. The students took a lot out of the day's activities and we are particularly pleased with Year 8’s visit to the local care homes, which helped emphasise our role as a school at the heart of our community and which we plan to make a regular occurrence.”