On Thursday, all of year 11 took part in option x all day for aspire day. My option x is ICT with Mr Benham, and I found this aspire day very useful because I was able to catch up with a lot of missing work and I was able to become up to date with the coursework. My coursework involved creating a database on Microsoft Access and creating various Microsoft Word documents describing and explaining different areas of the database – it was for a school prom.
As the day progressed, we learned about building computers and were even able to analyse computer parts and see how they are put together. The majority of the class joined in with a high level of interest, although I carried on with my coursework. After lunch, we were greeted with pizza as a start to our last lesson. This seemed to help the fellow students concentrate; they seemed to get a lot more done. We each paid £1 towards the pizza and by the end of the lesson, everyone had completed their work. Overall, this aspire day was very enjoyable for me as everyone got on with what they needed to do and the lessons were quick and useful.
By Hannah Wills