Students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School were given a choice of trips to Alton Towers, County Durham’s Beamish Museum or Gateshead’s MetroCentre as part of an enrichment scheme.
The enrichment day started early, at 5.45am, for those heading to the Staffordshire theme park but later, at 9am, for those going elsewhere.
Fellwaking, a survival course and horse-riding were also on offer.
Activities were held in school too, including a Great British Bake Off-style competition or a football challenge.
Jamie Bell, assistant headteacher at the Bedlington school, said: “The reactions from the students, who have been brilliant throughout each trip, makes it all worthwhile.
“This is the first of many planned enrichment days the school has run, and we hope to build on this into next year.”