Breakout day

Breakout day Backwell School, activities

Breakout day Backwell School, activities - Credit: Archant

DRIVING skills, finance management, revision skills and the dangers of alcohol were just some of the lessons learnt by Backwell pupils during their breakout day.

Breakout day Backwell School, activities,PCSO Kate Turner with pupils.

Breakout day Backwell School, activities,PCSO Kate Turner with pupils. - Credit: Archant

Students from Backwell School broke out of their usual timetable to listen to advice from outside tutors on a range of different topics.

Breakout day Backwell School, activities

Breakout day Backwell School, activities - Credit: Archant

Younger students learnt about online safety and dangers of alcohol use while older pupils received practical driving skills and advice on personal finance.

Breakout day Backwell School, activities

Breakout day Backwell School, activities - Credit: Archant

Year 11 students developed revision skills and learnt about mental preparation for exams and police also visited to give a No Means No message.

Year 10 student Emma Miles said: “It was a really useful day. Listening to people from outside school and watching the theatre production was the best way to make us think and learn about issues like homophobia, mental illness and the dangers of alcohol.”


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The school holds three breakout days each year to teach pupils about topics which are difficult to cover in normal lessons.

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