Pupils got to revise in style thanks to a special weekend organised by their school.

As their GCSE exams fast approach, 50 Year 11 pupils at New Rickstone’s Academy, Conrad Road, got the opportunity to study for their English and Maths exams at Five Lakes Crown Plaza, Colchester.

The students spent the Friday in an intense learning session with the teachers, before enjoying dinner and a quiz and spending the night in the hotel. The next morning they also studied before returning to the school at lunchtime.