BISHOP Heber pupils took part in an annual activity week which included everything from an African Day to a project with Walton Prison.
Year 7 students spent a week at Menai in North Wales, developing their team building skills and took part in sport and curriculum related activities, while a number of Year 9 students travelled to France for a watersports activity holiday. Year 10 students had their work experience programme.
Year 9 students also participated in a business day organised by Business Dynamics.
They were set business challenges and competed for prizes in their final presentations.
Two overseas visits were arranged with the history department organising a visit to Poland and the geography department visiting Rome and the Amalfi coast south of Naples.
In school, different activities were organised each day and outside speakers were invited to a series of workshops.
These included a drugs awareness workshop organised by DISC, the county advisory service, a police workshop relating to good citizenship, road safety awareness activities and a 'Choose Life Project' with Walton Prison.
This is a unique project relating to substance misuse.
Team building activities were organised by the Army and a group of keen designers and gardeners created their own 'Ground Force' group and built a new garden in school grounds.
A falconry display was enjoyed by all and an African Day proved to be a great attraction to students.
This included African cookery and art, Zulu dancing, African Drums and a Fair Trade activity.
A group of students enjoyed the leisure facilities at Carden Park and were able to try new sports.
Visits organised throughout the week took in Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Blue Planet, Chester Zoo and Swim and Skate.