Bricklaying, metalworking, 3d printing, cooking, and word games were just a small number of activities on display at John Kyrle High School’s open day (October 20).

Every subject was represented, with classrooms opening up to demonstrate how they engage with their students. Geography classrooms demonstrated time-zones, various sports were kicking off in the halls and grounds, the art studio wowed visitors with sculptures and paintings.

New headteacher Julian Morgan told the Gazette: “It has been a strong start to the academic year at John Kyrle High School.

‘‘There have been so many highlights, but perhaps the most significant was our open evening.”

He added: “The choice parents and carers make when they choose a secondary school is an enormous one.

‘‘As parents we have to decide where our youngsters will make new friends and flourish.

‘‘They need to be prepared for a world that is yet to exist. They need success that is academic, but they crucially need to be prepared for the wider world. Our Open Evening aimed to showcase our school and demonstrate that the sky is the limit for our students.

“It was a real pleasure to welcome members of our community into our school. Of course, our greatest advocates will always be the students themselves. On the night they did themselves proud. If anyone wants to find out more about us please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school.”

Speeches were given by Mr Morgan, assistant head Mrs Trixie Clarke, as well as a number of Year 7 and sixth form students.