Normal lessons ditched at Dinnington school

Science day at Dinnington Comprehensive School.  Pupils build Roman Ballistas and measure the firing distance as part of a science activity.  Pictured is pupils Troy Holland, 11, Matthew Goold, 11, Jordan Hodgson, 11 and William Satur, 11  (w111019-4a)
Science day at Dinnington Comprehensive School. Pupils build Roman Ballistas and measure the firing distance as part of a science activity. Pictured is pupils Troy Holland, 11, Matthew Goold, 11, Jordan Hodgson, 11 and William Satur, 11 (w111019-4a)
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NORMAL lessons were ditched for the day at Dinnington Comprehensive School recently as pupils tried out something a bit different.

All year groups took part in a variety of activities as part of the school’s latest specialism day.

Pupils learnt all about a Roman battle as part of a ballista challenge which saw them building ballistas, an ancient missile weapon, and using them in team challenges in the main hall.

Year eight had a spice day there they learnt all about how astronauts live in zero gravity. The highlight for pupils was being given the opportunity to make food suitable for space, by sealing air tight bags using a vacuum cleaner.

Groups of students also visited Eden Camp and the Coal Mining Museum on the day.

“The Specialist School Day is an opportunity for students to engage in different activities relating to the school’s specialism of science with engineering,” said Andrew Blench, school business manager.

“There was a great atmosphere around school as students engaged in different activities.”