Morrison’s Academy held an open morning, welcoming families to the school to see the wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities on offer in their nursery, primary and secondary schools.

For the adventurous there was the chance to try out the climbing wall and explore the bouldering room, have a go at zorbing on Academy Park, or practise nerf gun skills on the CCF range. There were demonstrations of the full range of sports on offer including gymnastics, kayaking, rugby, hockey, badminton and basketball.

More creative pupils could explore the art department and design their own photo or try out the African drums and record a piece of music in the recording studio of the music department. In Modern Languages, pupils and parents alike were encouraged to order ‘tapas’ in Spanish, ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ in German or ‘un petit café’ in French.

There was the chance to explode volcanoes in geography, explore the realities of life in the trenches of the First World War in the history department, experience the world of business with a Dragons’ Den investor challenge in business management and enter into conversation with characters from George Orwell’s Animal Farm in English.

Over in the science labs there were experiments galore with flying hovercrafts and exploding chemicals, whilst in the computing department visitors explored the world of game programming using a Kinect sensor.

In the primary school, pupils had the opportunity to explore the many resources and learning activities available, including making circuits, tessellating shapes, identifying and creating mini-beasts and using ICT for problem-solving. The nursery was, as always, an enticing place to play, full of games, activities and books inside and wonderful play equipment outside in their woodland garden.

The school was indeed a busy place to be and all the pupils and staff enjoyed meeting the many visitors, were proud to show them around and look forward to meeting them again soon.