Thornton College went off timetable to allow students to try new experiences, excursions and residential trips.
Senior girls crafted catwalk-ready outfits from bin bags for a bespoke fashion show and produced paper hats.
Hands-on activities for juniors ranged from making samosas to creating Dennis the Menace prints with a visiting artist and participating in a Zimbabwean-themed music and dance workshop.
Year 7s fired paper rockets and potatoes across the grounds from a self-made rocket launcher.
Some students enjoyed residential trips to London, France and the PGL site at Boreatton Park in Shropshire.