Over 140 Year 6 pupils from local primary schools have been getting ready to join Haygrove School in September by attending a 5-day head Summer School.
Designed to build confidence and help our new students to get to grips with secondary school subjects, the soon-to-be Haygrove students enjoyed a range of fun but informative academic and enrichment sessions.
As well as a Math’s challenge and creative writing, the Science Department gave students the exploratory and scientific knowledge to survive a Zombie Apocalypse; an exciting Dance class brought the Haka and other warrior dance moves to life; a taste of Europe was whipped up in a Spanish cooking session; shaving foam found a new purpose making colourful works of art; a host of fabric jellyfish emerged from the textiles lesson and, in ICT, the students had great fun using their imagination to make their own animated short films.
And that was just the classroom-based sessions! The students also got to meet a range of small animals from Exmoor Zoo; witness a Planetarium show taking them into Space and stretch and energise their young bodies with a dynamic yoga class. School wouldn’t be the same without a trip out, so these lucky students also spent a wonderful and valuable day at Kilve Court focusing on building team work and making friends their new classmates.
Director of Global Learning, Mrs Collinge, said “Our Summer School activities linked to the United Nations Global Goals and also to our character development programme which is an important part of our Haygrove School curriculum. This ensures our students have a broad perspective on the world and the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to play an active role in society. It has been a pleasure to welcome so many enthusiastic new students to the school. We are sure this 5-day programme has provided a wide range of experiences and opportunities for them to build confidence and start to get excited about starting at Haygrove in September.”