Dixons Unity Academy | Year 10 Student Experience Day - Friday 5 July
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Year 10 Student Experience Day - Friday 5 July

Posted 22nd May 2024

Dear Families

Year 10 Student Experience Day 5 July

We are pleased to announce that our much-anticipated Student Experience Day will take place for Year 10 students on Friday 5 July. Planned in response to feedback from students and parents, the event promises to be an unforgettable day filled with opportunities for personal growth.

On the day, timetabled lessons will not take place and, instead, students will take part in an activity of their choice. The list of activities that students can select from is below. Some will be free to students, and some require a payment from families. We are able to offer a limited amount of financial support for families who need it, through funds raised at recent Unity Community events. We intend to extend Student Experience Day to other year groups in the future.

Please discuss the options with your child and identify a first and second choice experience. We hope to be able to offer all students their first choice, but this may not be possible in all cases.






High Adventure

Outdoor Education promotes outdoor exploration skills. Through a variety of activities, students will boost their confidence, and develop problem-solving and teamwork skills. A memorable and exhilarating way to connect with nature and push personal limits.




Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an excellent trip for students as it offers a unique blend of art, nature, and learning. With over 500 acres of stunning landscapes, students can explore outdoor sculptures, immerse themselves in nature, and engage with contemporary art installations. It provides a hands-on experience that sparks creativity, encourages critical thinking, and fosters a deeper appreciation for the arts.




York Dungeons

York Dungeons offers an immersive journey through York's dark history, featuring live actors, special effects, and interactive shows. It educates and entertains, providing a thrilling and memorable experience that brings history to life in a unique and engaging way.




York Adventure

Take in the sights and sounds on a big walk around the exciting city of York. A historical adventure.




Sea Life Centre Blackpool

Visiting the Sealife Centre in Blackpool is an amazing experience because it offers a captivating underwater world filled with vibrant marine life. From colourful coral reefs to mesmerising sharks, it's a journey that educates, entertains, and leaves you in awe of our incredible ocean. There will also be a chance to walk on the pier, eat some fish and chips and buy an ice cream.




Leeds Central Library

The Leeds Central Library is a hidden gem in Leeds city centre. A visit will allow students to enjoy the incredible architecture and atmosphere, as well as experiencing a behind the scenes look at some rare books and manuscripts.


(cost of bus ticket)



Interplay Theatre

‘A play in a day’ students will engage with diverse stories and characters and appreciate the artistic craftsmanship of the theatre, leaving a lasting impact on their cultural and educational development.




Unity Community Allotment

Spend the day supporting our first season's work in the Unity Community Allotment. Our aim for the day is to get our pond re-lined, planted and filled. You will develop team skills and leave a lasting legacy for the future at DUA.




Dixons Unity - Football academy

A day attending the Unity Football Camp is an exciting experience for students as it offers them the opportunity to enhance their football skills and knowledge. They can learn about coaching strategies, practice drills and techniques, and compete with fellow athletes. It promotes teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.




Anime Day

A day creating anime allows students to express their creativity and imagination through storytelling and visual art. They can develop unique characters, design stunning animations, and bring their ideas to life. It encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and the pursuit of artistic excellence, fostering a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment.




Ikea enterprise challenge

The IKEA Big Challenge is an exciting enterprise related experience for students, allowing them to showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork while designing and marketing a functional and innovative piece of furniture.



All families will need to complete the link here to confirm their selections: https://forms.office.com/e/5kTqREf2y5

  • The link must be completed by 12pm on Wednesday 5 June.
  • We will confirm your child’s activity by Wednesday 12 June.
  • Payment and consent for trips will need to be made via ParentPay by Wednesday 19 June.

Further information will be sent out to families following the allocation of experiences. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Clynes (sclynes@dixonsua.com) or contact the academy on 0113 512 5530.

Yours faithfully

Ms S Clynes

Vice Principal