Students at Bishops’ Blue Coat CE School had a fantastic end to the academic year with students enjoying a wide range of activities in school and visits off-campus over an action packed two days.

Some students at the Great Boughton school became masters in archery, origami, rocket building and coding, whilst others developed their creativity through craft activities, making chocolate truffles and bath bombs.

Others designed, built and fired a series of rockets which were propelled by water, air or pyrotechnics. A range of new mobile phone apps were developed by students who worked with ICT specialists. Away from school trips such as hiking up Moel Famau, getting muddy at Manley Mere, jumping high in Bounce Below, go karting and skiing at Chill Factore made for an action packed, thrill seeking two days.

New additions to this year’s programme of activities also included a photography and sketching day in Portmeirion village, Chester Zoo, golf, watching cricket and scrambling in the Staffordshire Roaches.

Organiser maths teacher Dan Sykes said: “This has created a fantastic end to the school year! After an incredibly busy school year, it is great to be able to have these days to celebrate the hard work of all members of the school during the year and do something completely different. The weather has been ideal and has added to the fun. Hearing accounts from students about their new and exciting experiences makes all the hard work and effort of staff worth while.”