Whole day activities give students the opportunity for ‘deeper learning’ and to develop ‘personal learning and thinking skills’, such as working in a team and creativity.
There are five FLDs each year. In Years 7 and 8, some are school based, such as: a ‘Dragons Den’ competition, an ‘Arts’ day and a ‘Maths Formula One’ day. Others are out of school, such as a visit to Eden organised by the geography department.
For Years 9, 10 and 11 most days are devoted to the students’ optional subjects and several departments take the opportunity to organise a variety of out of school visits. For Years 12 and 13, all FLDs are given over to their Advanced Level courses.