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ICU Days to Offer Wealth of Learning Opportunities

Cross-curriculum learning coupled with enterprise and problem-solving activities will underpin this term’s ICU days.

Students will come off their normal timetable on February 9th and 10th to take part in a series of tasks designed to enhance their learning and encapsulate different subject skills.

Year 7 will tackle a murder mystery, using science to explore the forensic evidence and solve the crime, English to write up their findings and drama to perform the different scenarios.

Year 8s will take on Olympics-themed challenges, competing in houses in a variety of sports to try to win the coveted house cup and designing sports paraphernalia. There will also be a year 8 trip to Normandy.

As part of a work-related learning project, Year 9s will be tasked with designing their own housing estates, looking at the financial planning behind their scheme and the design elements. They will present their ideas to a visiting estate agent who will judge the winners. Day two will see students engage in the county-wide 'Schools Challenge', where they will come up with creative ideas to help spread an anti-violence message. The winners will go on to perform at the Corby Cube against the best of the rest of county schools.

A group of year 9 students will also visit the Science Museum in London to discover more about the history of medicine.

Year 10s will either be studying triple science or will be on a history trip to Warwick Castle or a geography trip to Overstrand in Norfolk where they will be studying what processes shape the coastline.

The remaining year 10s will turn movie-makers for the day and will plan and film scenes for a movie trailer. They will write the script, make the props and learn how to film and edit movies before putting together promotional material for their film, including advertising, press releases and interviews.

Year 11s will follow a personalised plan to help them improve their current grades and Friday will be devoted to the core subjects of maths and English.

Sixth Formers are also getting involved - year 12s' topic is 'Going to University' and will include tasks to help them prepare for their university applications. They will also hear from a speaker from the Open University with a view to registering to study an OU module. Some students will develop their leadership skills by helping with the Olympics and murder mystery programmes. On Friday, the group will visit

Nottingham Trent University for a taste of university life.

Year 13 will focus on becoming independent and looking after yourself, including finance, cooking for yourself, the fatal four of road safety, breaking the law, drink and drugs and first aid.