Primary school pupils get a taste of 'big school'
12:20pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in NW
A SPECIAL taster day has given primary school pupils a sneak preview of their future.
Hundreds of year six children from Leigh, Lowton and Golborne attended the day at Lowton Church of England High School on Monday.
They were given a chance to try some activities all aimed at preparing them for 'big school'.
Assistant head teacher Ann Garner said: “The day was all about getting the children to think about their move up to secondary education. After spending years in their primary school, it is a big change in a child's life and it can often seem quite daunting.
“By bringing the children in and getting them used to the place and the people we are helping to prepare them for the future. The day gave the children another opportunity to become much more familiar with our school, meet some of our staff who may be teaching them and they may even have started to make new friends.”
The primary pupils were given the chance to try some of the new sports they may encounter at Lowton, such as trampolining, archery and rock-climbing.
They also explored new languages by writing poems in French, got a taste for food technology by cooking up some chocolate treats and put their engineering minds to the test to make a device that would allow an egg to be dropped from height without cracking.
Chloe, aged 10, from St Thomas C of E Primary School in Leigh, said:”We've had a really good day and learned so many new things. I have never been to Lowton before but I feel I know it a lot better now. Everyone has been really friendly.”
The school is holding an open evening for parents tonight (Thursday) which will include a welcome from the head teacher at 6.30pm followed by tours of the facilities.
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