Year 6 Transition Day

On Tuesday 9th June, we welcomed some excited Year 6s from local schools, who are joining us in September, for an additional Transition Day of team building games in the sun. The day included a Treasure Hunt and making ‘spears’ and Goblins with the Forest School.

Mrs Macdonald, from the ELC, said: “The transition to Secondary School can prove to be an anxious time for some students. At Penrice Academy we recognise this and strive to make that transition a positive experience.  Our Extra Transition Day provides our new students with a fun filled day, boosting team building skills and familiarising them with the school and staff.  This day has always been a successful one which is helped by our fantastic relationship with our Primary Schools – and today was no different!”

The Treasure Hunt was designed to help students learn their way around the school – with prizes for the winners. The pupils also made ‘spears’ using atlatl, a spear-thrower design that has been around for 20,000 years.

Mr Matthews, from the Forest School, said: “Learning about atlatl gave the visiting pupils a chance to try something new and to throw further than they ever had before. The Forest School is now also covered in clay faces looking out from the trees! The day was a great success and we can’t wait to work with the students come September.”

Pictured: Students work on their Goblins and throwing techniques, with Mr Matthews