Year 12 students had a taste of University life and visited several Universities including Newcastle, Northumbria and Lancaster. Another group had a whirlwind tour of four prestigious Universities in London.
Year 11 students attended school in full business dress and were introduced to the world of work by NYBEP and external agencies including Barclays Bank, Rudding Park, Tea & Toast, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and Quasar Automation. Year 10 also had to work hard by preparing a scene from Of Mice and Men for their GCSE exam.
East and West collided as students from Year 8 made sushi, learnt origami and Tai Chi, created a huge Sculpture of a Chinese dragon, learnt Taiko drumming and were shown how to draw manga cartoons. Some students from Year 9 visited Harrogate Climbing Wall, while others learnt all about the charity Shelter Box. Students even made their own shelter with the aim of it being disaster proof. There was a range of shelters built, the viability of which was tested with enthusiastically thrown buckets of water.
Finally, students from Year 7 attended a variety of performing arts workshops including script writing, devised drama, Garage Band or technical theatre for beginners. The students even managed to master the entire Thriller routine just in time for Halloween.
Throughout the day there were a variety of photographs uploaded to the school twitter feed @HarrogateGS as they came in from London, Lancaster and across Harrogate, allowing parents to see what their children were up to!
The students had a fantastic day and are already thinking of even more exciting challenges for the future.