Friday 18 October saw Barnhill’s first ever Deep Learning Day. All pupils across the school were off timetable to immerse themselves in real world enrichment activities.
Year 7 explored planets at the Science museum i-max
Year 8 pupils took a trip to look at the geography and ecology of Kew Gardens
Year 9 took part in a wellbeing day with inter-house sports competitions as well as sessions exploring yoga and mindfulness
Year 10 had a host of exciting visitors including the recording artist Elliott Morris and a Dance group from Uxbridge College. The highlight for the whole year group was a visit from Carnegie nominated author Savita Kalhan who talked about her new book, “That Asian Kid”.
Year 11 spent the whole day learning about a range of careers with talks from hospital consultants, microbiologists, credit rating companies, Wagamama and Hillingdon Mental health services.
Some of the students quotes are below:
“We learnt information that was relevant and realistic and we learnt about apprecticeships”
“I gained a new perspective on the importance of mental health”
“I loved the talk by the doctor because she was relatable. She didn’t tell us we have to get the best grades but perseverance, motivation, resilience and determination are key to make your goal a reality.”
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