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Going Wild

Summer School Phase One continues to build skills and relationships developed during Induction Days, whilst incorporating a new theme; ‘Going Wild’. It is carefully planned with activities including creating documentaries, an Immersive room experience, preparing presentations and using resources to explore habitats. Everyone will be able to use our wide variety of technology at Shireland throughout this week to support you with your learning and help you develop key skills as well as learning important Geographical, Scientific and Environmental knowledge.


New for this year, students will be using an online creative writing tool called Night Zookeeper. This online programme is an excellent tool to engage students in their writing as it uses a gaming dimension to enthuse students. Students must complete activities to build their online zoo and protect it from attack.


Wildest of the Wild will take place during Summer School Phase One. All members of the form will be expected to earn points for their house by competing in activities against other tutor groups. This is designed to boast group moral, support others and showcase talents as well introducing the academy House System to the year group.


An understanding of different habitats around the world and the types of animals that live in them will be helpful for students to have before they come to Going Wild.



"Summer school at Shireland Academy is really fun. It was during Summer School I met my best friend. We both met at Dudley Zoo and I loved this trip. I made lots of friends during this week. I loved it there because I got to know Shireland Academy and we had the opportunity to use some fantastic technology".

Luke Turner 7K2



"Summer School was a great experience for me because I had a chance to explore the Academy and understand the facilities. I loved Summer School because it was a great way to get ready for School. I met my form tutor so I wasn’t nervous for September. It was great fun".

Habeeb Akhlaq 7K2