MORE than 800 people flocked to an Otley school's open evening.

Pupils from 25 primaries, joined by their parents and carers, attended the event at Prince Henry's Grammar School on Monday, October 2.

They enjoyed a variety of activities, ranging from some 'explosive' science experiments to modern language challenges, while finding out all about the secondary school.

The visitors also heard a presentation from Headteacher Janet Sheriff, along with demonstrations and performances by pupils and staff.

One parent left a comment saying: "What friendly, welcoming staff and students.

"So many fun, hands on activities. So much energy!"

Others praised the 'excellent facilities' and 'enthusiastic staff and pupils'.

A Year 6 pupil said: "I found it really fun and I can’t wait to start next year."

Assistant Headteacher: Learning Community at Prince Henry's, Christopher Lillington, said: "Our annual open evening is a great chance for prospective pupils and their parents to see everything that is on offer.

"It is always popular, but this year was busier than ever!

"More than 400 families enjoyed finding out about the fantastic opportunities we offer our students."

The school's annual Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday, November 2.