Project-based learning week work exhibited

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Pupils have exhibited the information they gathered during a special week designed to take learning out of the classroom.

Students at Hillcrest School in Cramlington took part in a project-based learning week with different classes taking on initiatives designed for a real audience.

The school, which caters for children with complex needs including behavioural difficulties, ran a series of tasks for each year group, culminating in an exhibition of their work.

‘The Base’ and Year 7 and 8 designed a postcard for Tourist Information Northumberland, Year 9 designed a series of five-minute workouts to help people keep fit and live an active life, and Year 10 teamed up with local fishermen in a project called ‘Sea to Supper’ finding out how fish is caught and processed.

Students from Year 11 visited an art gallery and created their own art work, and sixth form pupils fundraised for the sanctuary in Ulgham, and designed some wildlife shelters.

Deputy headteacher Mrs Biggs said: “Once again the students have excelled themselves in our project week, gaining new skills and experiences.

“The children were very proud to show their work.”