Outstanding Open Evening for Bohunt School

Prospective families flocked to Bohunt School on a beautiful Thursday evening last week, as we hosted our annual ‘Festival of Learning’ Open Evening for prospective parents and students.

With everything from ‘TV’s Jon Tickle’ ‘flaming’ Science explosions, to the 1940s and a Buddhist Temple, the evening was a showcase for all the activities and opportunities available for students at Bohunt School, as well as in introduction to Bohunt Sixth Form.

This year there were more chances for families to step into the shoes of current students and discover the wide range of immersive subjects that children can take once they start at Bohunt School.

In Mandarin, families played traditional Chinese games and tried their hand at calligraphy. Our Humanities department was transformed back to war time Britain with spectacular props and lighting, allowing our students to feel how students in the 1940s must have felt during ‘The Blitz’ with rationing, replicas of ‘Anderson’ Air raid shelters, costumes and blast proofing for the home!

On the sports pitches, teams played non-stop touch rugby, hockey and football, whilst outdoor learning was embraced by Bohunt’s budding young horticulturists who proudly showed off the first stages of their ‘garden’ makeover, set to be completed by the end of this academic year.

Keeping with the green-fingered theme, the Geography department showed a stunned audience the flora, fauna and exotic wildlife some of the students might hope to see on any of their overseas trips. Students cuddled  up to a baby Meerkat and a South American Tegu Iguana, as well as handling a stick insect or two and letting a Royal Python wrap around their shoulders!

In Expressive Arts, students demonstrated their many talents with live music on our outdoor stage, drama and makeup workshops plus modern dancing by GCSE Dance students, whilst for the more serious, an interesting topical live debate by Model UN students played out for anyone to watch.

With delicious smells wafting gently through the site, families were enticed into Home Economics to watch homemade pasta, pizza and scones being created, all very tempting after a long day at school!

The evening is a chance for all visitors to see the academic and extra- curricular activities available to students. From trips and visits, ‘Big Expeditions’ and D of E, music, career guidance, the arts and sports, families learned how the whole school encourages students to follow the ethos of ‘Enjoy, Respect and Achieve’.

Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt School said, “Every year, we are delighted to welcome families from across the area to see this ‘snapshot’ of life at Bohunt. This summer, we celebrated record-breaking GCSE results as well as our first set of A Level results, making us the top state FE provider in the local area. I am immensely proud of the hard work, commitment and pure enjoyment displayed by our students and staff this evening.”

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