We had our first Pillar Day of the year last week. Pillar Days are designed around our school’s six pillars and happen five times a year. Pupils do not attend their normal lessons on these days to allow them to take part in different school based workshops and trips to exciting destinations such as the British Museum and the Tate Modern Gallery.
These days allow pupils to develop their character through new experiences, allows them to explore their classroom curriculum in new ways and to develop their aspirations through showing them different careers and skills. Our pupils took part in a range of activities from designing packaging for a curry they had cooked in Year 7 to writing a dramatic piece around the case of missing Mr Bryant in Year 8. All our Year 9 pupils took on the rest of the world in an online international competition around computational coding. Our Year 10 pupils took part in fascinating workshops around relationships and conducted themselves really maturely and thoughtfully throughout the day.
Some of the highlights of the day were our Year 7 trip to the Tate Modern Gallery and the Year 8 trip to the V&A Museum and to see Aladdin at the theatre. Our pupils were a credit to the school and received lots of positive comments from members of the public who appreciated them giving up their seats and were impressed by how well they were engaging with the exhibits in the museums.
Our next Pillar Day will be on Wednesday 24th January.