Pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College have an exciting end to the school term

Pupils with their message to MP Alan Duncan, back, from left, Kavan Hinson, Oliver Thirsk, Amy Merifield, Owain Presley, Oliver Salter, Aimee Ginns, front, Lee De Ste Croix, Charlotte Hathaway, Elli Kendal, and Chloe Goodwin
Pupils with their message to MP Alan Duncan, back, from left, Kavan Hinson, Oliver Thirsk, Amy Merifield, Owain Presley, Oliver Salter, Aimee Ginns, front, Lee De Ste Croix, Charlotte Hathaway, Elli Kendal, and Chloe Goodwin
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Pupils have been enhancing their language, drama and political knowledge at Casterton Business and Enterprise College this term.

Thirty-three teenagers travelled from Pouzaugues in France to spend time with pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College.

They enjoyed trips to Burghley House, London, Oxford and Cambridge as well as joining in with lessons.

Pupil Sarah Holroyd said: “I discovered that the French students enjoy the same things we do such as playing on the Wii and shopping.

“I can’t wait until we go to France to stay with them in October. It will be fun and exciting to find out what their school is like.”

Earlier this term, 45 students visited the school from Germany after some of the Rutland pupils visited their country last year.

Year 7 pupils took part in the “send my friend to school” campaign for global education.

They made puppets to send to Rutland MP and Minister for International Development Alan Duncan in the hope he would pass their message on to the Prime Minister.

Year 7 classes also enjoyed a puzzle day with activities to improve thinking skills, work through various puzzles and learn to cooperate as part of a team. Kuki Naylor, 11, said “It was challenging but fun. I was a team leader so I had to get my group organised.”

And Year 9 drama pupils took a performance on tour around Rutland.

The National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts Societies sponsored the pupils to take a show based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo out to five primary schools.

Pupil Jack Taylor, who played Charlie in the play, said: “My overall experience of the drama roadshow was great and a fantastic way to give me a flavour of what GSCE drama will be like next year.”