On Friday 12th February Smithills School celebrated a unique SCREEN FREE DAY.

Subject leaders at Smithills had to come up with some activities, which were linked to their subject that pupils could participate in during the day. The activities ranged from cooking, to an egg drop challenge, to drawing up a family tree. All the activities were then uploaded to the school website and the pupils had the opportunity to downloaded them prior to the day. Key worker pupils who participated at school, took part in making muffins in the food technology department before toasting marshmallows on their own fires before lunch. Our very own Vice Principal, Miss Dewse put on some sporting activities in the afternoon for the pupils.


Mr Scholefield (Head of Faculty - Humanities), who helped lead the screen free day said, "We wanted to do something a little different with all the blended learning happening at this time and we thought we would reward our hard-working pupils with a day away from the screens".

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Egg Drop Challenge (Make an egg survive a drop of approximately 3 meters)

As you can see from all the amazing photographs and videos the pupils have really engaged with day. A parent of a Year 7 pupil commented that, "It was so refreshing to see my daughter enjoying participating in the tasks. I have tried some of the cooking she made, and it was delicious". 

Miss Dewse (Vice Principal) added, "It was lovely to see all the Smithills pupils participating in something a little different from normal lessons. Everyone got involved in the activities and the day went down as a success. I would like to thank all the teachers and support staff at school that helped put together this truly unique day".

Read more about this story in the Bolton News HERE.

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