A PUPIL at a Burton secondary school has produced a homework project that teachers have described as ‘the best ever.’
Sophie Lawless, who is in year eight at de Ferrers Academy, was one of hundreds of students given who took part in a challenge to create a project over a number of weeks.
Each year the school holds a history challenge for its students in years seven, eight and nine.
The topic for this year was medieval life and the children were given the chance to get creative at home in their own time.
Staff at the school were amazed when Sophie produced her pop-up book.
The book is a representation of the key events of the medieval world, featuring the tale of Joan of Arc, the Battle of Hastings and the Crusades.
Each topic has a pop up element, as well as original poetry and research to go with it.
Sophie was the overall winner of the 340 students that entered in year eight. Sophie told the Mail she worked really hard on the project.
She said: “It took me the whole of the six week holidays to complete, but I’m really pleased with it”.
Mr Woolley, humanities key stage three leader at de Ferrers said “We’re all incredibly proud of her in the humanities faculty.
“She has produced an amazing piece of work”.
Teachers at the school have called it ‘the best homework ever. ‘
Sophie can be seen pictured above with the impressive hand-made book which a page depicting the Battle of Hastings through detailed pop-up drawings.
Sophie adds to the list of recent top achievements at the school on St Mary’s Drive.
Yesterday we reported that year ten students had been given their own iPads, and the academy has also become the Burton Regional Training Centre for Apple.
It is hoped the use of iPads will up GCSE results at the school even more, following on from a successful year.