Whole School Immersion Day – February 2023

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For our second Immersion Day of the year, our students have once again been involved in a range of different activities to broaden their understanding of life beyond and outside of school.

In Year 7, the majority of our students visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn all about different animals and their habitats. The rest of the students stayed in school to explore the same topic through a range of fun and practical activities. 

Most of our Year 8 students took a trip to Silverstone, where they visited the museum and engaged in engineering workshops, learning all about how maths and science can be applied to exciting careers. The students who stayed in school did different workshops looking at the practical applications of maths. 

Students in Year 9 and Year 10 were focused on careers and life beyond school. We had visits from a number of different providers, including The Prince’s Trust, the fire service, Siemens, Lubrizol, Futures Housing, DBC Training, Legal Aid and Solvay. We also had visitors from Loughborough, Keele and Derby universities talk to students about university life. 

Our Year 11 students were focused on subject enrichment. Our geographers completed some fieldwork in Heanor whilst other students were engaged in a range of practical-based subject sessions.

Our sixth form Social Science students went on a visit to Shrewsbury Prison. They learnt all about life as a prisoner in ‘the world’s most interactive prison’. The remainder of students were focused on developing their life skills. They had sessions exploring driver awareness, organ donation, sexual health and drugs/alcohol awareness. They also got their hands messy in our cooking rooms, preparing for independent cooking when they go on to university. 

Well done to all of the students who demonstrated our #TeamHeanor values today and thank you to all the great providers who supported them. We are looking forward to our final immersion day on 22nd June.