Citizenship Week 2013 – The Year 7 Experience


We had the most amazing time during Citizenship Week.  Each day brought new experiences and different activities.

Monday – Disability Awareness Day
We experienced what it would be like to be in a wheelchair or to be unable to see.  We also learnt how to communicate using sign language.  At the end of the day the Dee Sign Choir came in to perform to us – they were amazing! ‘’Don’t judge someone by what you first see.’’  Year 7 Council “I can now communicate through sign language!”  (B Leahy)

Tuesday – Space Day
tueMr Gillard and the Science faculty organised a ‘Space Day’ for us.  We used a telescope and made a space suit amongst other things.  We also wrote messages to life in outer space and at the end of the day we sent these up into the sky! “Never give up, even if at first you fail.’’  Year 7 Council “Our space suit was the best!”  (N Laycock and C Marlow)

Wednesday – AfriTwin Day
wedOn AfriTwin day we learnt more about the culture and language surrounding our twin school of Tongaat Secondary in South Africa.  We learnt some phrases in Zulu, did some African drumming and dancing and created some African-inspired artwork. “It was a great opportunity to learn about African culture.’’  Year 7 Council “The African dancing was amazing!”  (R Hewish)

Thursday – Problem Solving Day
thursThursday was one big inter-tutor competition.  We had a number of different activities to complete and we had to work together as a team to earn points. In the afternoon we did a mini-Olympics activity which was great fun!  ‘’This was the best day ever – I thought it was awesome!’’’     (M Lovett)

Friday – Forest Fun
friThe whole year group went on a trip to Alyn Waters Country Park where we did some orienteering, art and a walk.  Orienteering was quite a challenge for some but luckily we all managed to find our way to the finish!  It was an amazing day and even the weather held off for us.  “I enjoyed doing the orienteering, especially when me and Harry got lost.’’   (J Tilston)

Thank you for a fantastic week!