YOUNGSTERS at a school have taken part in ‘super learning’ sessions to boost their education and learning.

The specialised sessions at Greenfield Community College, in Newton Aycliffe, aim to concentrate pupils' efforts and share learning across year groups.

They also hope to work on areas for improvement and increase confidence in learners during the build up to exams.

School initiatives such as ‘speak up for writing’ have also impacted upon student learning, recognising the importance of reading and writing in the overall curriculum and hope to inspire excellence.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "There have been some outstanding achievements as students have received awards for their writing skills.

"Thirty students became published authors as they were included in a short story anthology called Mission Contamination. Six students were finalists of the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize and had their work ‘Shildon Cantata’ published as part of a regional anthology.

"Greenfield Community College is committed to raising aspirations and finding innovative ways to help all of their students reach their potential. Programmes such as ‘summer school’ is a valuable introduction to the school, with support in KS2 into KS3 through to a bespoke careers service which helps students make informed decisions and plans for their future."

To find out more about Greenfield Community College and its upcoming open evening on Thursday, September 26, email