School’s in for the Summer

Summer School Transitition day at Rastrick High School
Summer School Transitition day at Rastrick High School

YOUNGSTERS starting at Rastrick High School have been gearing up for the new term thanks to Rastrick’s Summer School.

YOUNGSTERS starting at Rastrick High School have been gearing up for the new term thanks to Rastrick’s Summer School.

Former Year six pupils have come together over the past two weeks to make new friends and prepare for high school by taking part in a variety of activities.

The Field Top Road school was successful in securing funding from the Government to put on the event for students moving from primary to secondary school.

Colin Meredith, business manager at Rastrick High School, said the two week programme has been a great success with around 40 pupils attending.

“We got some great feedback from parents after the presentation assemblies.

“They have said their children are more confident and are looking forward to coming to the school and standing up and talking in front of a group.”

During the Summer School, children have been taking part in a variety of activities including African drumming, art and crafts, mask making, and learning about Mara with Rev Matthew Pollard.

Pupils also visited Bradley Woods in Brighouse where they took part in different sports such as archery and rock climbing.

The Government’s scheme is to help children with the transition from their primary school into high school.

A partnership approach has been adopted by high schools throughout the United Kingdom with organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors so that students have input into activities and courses from professionals other than teachers.

The scheme also provides access to facilities normally beyond the youngsters’ experiences.

And it aims to address the specific needs or disadvantages and social inclusion set out by the local authority’s aims or priorities. .