Stockland Green School gets creative with neighbouring primary schools
Stockland Green School has this term teamed up with four partner primary schools to give younger children the chance to find out what big school has to offer.
We have opened our doors to Year 5 gifted and talented pupils from fellow Arthur Terry Learning Partnership schools, Brookvale and Slade along with neighbouring Featherstone and Short Heath
The initiative is part of the school’s inventive Creative Minds programme, which enables pupils from partner primaries to experience life as a student at Stockland Green. Pupils are given the opportunity to use state-of-the-art facilities in Drama, PE, Technology, ICT and Science. The youngsters have visited us for six mornings over this half term, with a final celebration afternoon to showcase their work.
Lawrie Carey, Assistant Headteacher, said: “As well as being fun and engaging, the lessons are designed to stretch and challenge some of the extremely able students who will be joining us later in their school career.
“Feedback from both staff and students has been exceptionally positive and a second programme will run later in the year due to increased demand.”
The culmination of all the hard work by these pupils was a Celebration Assembly on Tuesday 9th February. Parents were invited to watch their children be awarded with certificates for their success in completing the programme. The evening was led by our very own Challenge Task Unit students who have been working exceptionally hard during the programme by acting as Teaching Assistants during the sessions over the past six weeks. They were confident and enthusiastic and have really enjoyed the responsibilities they have been given. We are all very proud of them. Thank you Harry, Talal, Cara, Aidan, Milly and Jade.
We look forward to welcoming more of our local primary school children back at Stockland Green very soon.