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Leaving the classroom for an outdoor education

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BRIGHT Boldon School students took a break from lesson times to broaden their horizons.

Youngsters from Year 7 through to Year 10 enjoyed a host of educational activities all over the country.

Twenty eight Year 7 students at the school, in New Road, Boldon Colliery, swapped sums and science for the great outdoors in Powburn. They sampled a wide range of activities during the recent trip – from archery and stargazing in the Ingram Valley, to a scenic picnic at Tumbleton Lake and a trip over the Iron Bridge.

The weekend trip proved a big hit with the pupils who went along to the Northumberland beauty spot.

Meanwhile, Year 10 students at the school travelled to London to attend a conference which included contributions from Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyartji and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The teenagers were shown short films that featured personal accounts from some 58 million children who are denied the right to education.

Year 11 and Year 12 students at the school attended Skills North East, which is the UK’s largest series of careers and skills 
events.

Many were inspired by interactive features and activities to follow their dreams and ambitions through making links with the exhibitors from schools, Universities, training providers and businesses. The event proved invaluable for the young people 
as they plan for their future careers.

They were given an insight into the varied options available to them once they leave the Boldon classroom – whether it be getting a foot on the career ladder or continuing their education at university.