STUDENTS took part in a "fabulous" activity day to mark the start of the new term.

Sixth formers from Nightingale Academy, in Edmonton, took part in activities such as archery, pedal karting and wall climbing at Tolmers Activity Centre in Cuffley.

Nicola Hunt, pastoral lead for Year 12 and 13, said: “This was a chance for students to get to know each other and to build a new team.

“It’s how we move forward as a sixth form; being supportive of each other.

“We wanted to get students motivated and to show them how much they can achieve by working together.

“For those who didn’t believe they could complete these physical challenges, it was a real confidence boost when they realised, with the support of their peers, they could.

“Not only did they complete the tasks, but they enjoyed them, too.

“We are all excited for the year ahead.”

The students took part in activities that included archery, pedal-karting, wall climbing and team challenges.

Fatma Akkuyu, 16, in Year 12, commented: “It was very enjoyable.

“I met new people and learned how to communicate with them.

“The day really helped with starting in the sixth form; it was fabulous.”