THEY’VE gone to school in the Easter holidays.
Youngsters from King James’s School, Almondbury, and local primary schools are back in the classroom.
And although the 2012 Olympics are still two years away, the impact it will have on Britain is the theme of their special holiday school.
Year seven students from King James’s School and year six students from feeder primary schools are enjoying a week of activities around the theme.
Twenty-five students are taking a week out of their summer break to help develop their confidence, personal learning and thinking skills.
Jacqui Armitage, the school’s community cohesion co-ordinator said: “Throughout the week we are concentrating on three strands around community cohesion – school, local and national community.
“The activities which have been arranged reflect this and aim to develop a full range of skills in students, including teamworking, leadership, confidence building and thinking.”
The programme has been funded with cash from Specialist Schools Academies Trust.
King James’s is a specialist science college.
Activities during the week include cookery sessions, where students prepare and taste a variety of national and international dishes, including toad-in-the-hole, curry and stir-fry.
They will also learn African drumming. Fartown High School music co-ordinator Paul Chamberlain has been drafted in to show them the specialist skills they require to master the instrument.
Another highlight is a touch rugby session and meeting some of the overseas players from Huddersfield Giants.
Stars such as Jamahl Lolesi or David Faiumu will speak about their life in England and living overseas.
There will also be a session on narrative writing and thinking.
Children from Rowley Lane, Kirkheaton, Grange Moor and Lepton CE primary schools are taking part.