On Thursday 22nd June we were able to host pupils from Barwell Academy, St Simon & St Judes and Higham on the Hill primary schools for our Year 5 “Peek at the Day”. This event was able to go ahead following thorough risk assessments and year 5 children remaining in their primary school bubbles throughout the morning.
Our Principal, Mr Trimingham, and Mrs Ley, our Transition Lead, gave the pupils a warm welcome before they then watched a short video and had the chance to hear from some of our current year 7 students.
Each group had the opportunity to sample different curriculum activities throughout the morning, that they may not normally participate in, in their primary setting.
The lessons were PE (Cricket & Tennis) Art, Computer Science (looking at pixels & coding), Design, Cooking (Pizza making) and Science (building rockets).
The day was a great success! Thank you to all staff who worked hard on making this a great event, from Mrs Ley who organised the day, to all the teaching staff who either delivered lessons to the year 5s’ or provided cover for other staff, to all the support staff who set up labs and experiments, helped with toilet duties and catering. It was a wonderful HLA team effort!
The Year 5 pupils brought so much excitement and enthusiasm it was amazing to be able to welcome them on site. They were so polite and so well behaved. Thank you to all the primary staff who supported this day.
To all the year 5 group we hope that when it comes to choosing your next school you will want to join our Heath Lane family