PUPILS at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath have had a week of jumping, climbing, spray painting, bungee jumping and zorbing.

An activity week at the school gave youngsters who had excelled through the year the chance to take part in various extreme sports and activities.

Forge student Luca Brown, age 14, said, "The week has been fun, challenging and exciting. It's a good opportunity to face fears, do new things and get to know people better."

Jack Rogers, from The Outstanding Events Company who supplied the activities, said: "All of the Forge students were very friendly and really got stuck in.

“We had a great week too and the weather was kind to us."

Principal Andrew Burns said: "I don't see it as a reward, it's an entitlement that every student deserves."

He added: "Great to see staff getting involved too.

“I enjoyed the Laser Tag, a team of teachers took on our Sixth Form volunteers and beat them.”

He added: “I'm looking forward to the rematch next year and I'm delighted we've had such a successful, sunny, happy week."