Summer School – August 2021

In August we ran a summer school for our new Year 7 students. This was funded by the Department for Education as part of the Covid Recovery Funding.
160 students joined us from Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August from all of our feeder primary schools. It offered students an opportunity to engage in a range of activities to help prepare them for secondary school. Many of the enrichment activities had hidden learning. Through teamwork, problem solving, outdoor learning and creative arts our students learnt about our core character values of respect, listening, perseverance, independence, resilience, confidence, self control, kindness and empathy. They may not have explicitly known it but the students also engaged in maths, science and oracy activities. Not only did students become familiar with the school and our expectations, but they also created friendships and many of the social barriers that occur during transition were broken down.
 
The students took part in the following activities: circus skills, forest school, arts and crafts (plate weaving), an educational visit to Beaumanor Hall, designing, building and racing a model formula 1 car, a viewing of a live orchestral accompaniment of an animation, Aardman model making with the option to do stop motion animation, sports day, inflatable It’s a Knockout, team building and The Happy Puzzle Company problem solving and maths reasoning.
All students enjoyed this opportunity fully funded by the Department for Education and costs included all activities, food, transport for the school visit and student prizes. Please see a detailed breakdown below:
 

Educational activities, trips and resources £7,156

Catering, food and drink £3,051
Staff costs £17,198
Marketing £50

Total £27,455