YEAR 7 SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
The transition from primary school to secondary school can be challenging for some students. This year, the impact of the pandemic has increased this challenge. Students transitioning to secondary school this year may have missed a significant proportion of face-to-face teaching and, therefore, valuable preparation for secondary education. In order to combat these challenges Heston ran a Summer School from 09 - 13 August and 16 - 20 August. The Summer School provided students with face-to-face academic support and wellbeing activities. Academic activities included English, Mathematics and Science while wellbeing sessions involved sports, team building, art and a fun fair at the end of each week. In addition, our new students were given an opportunity to meet some staff and fellow students before starting with us in September.
We were very pleased to welcome 185 of out of our 205 students over the two-week period. It was a fun-filled two weeks, where the students made a number of new friends and, as a result, the Year 7s have had a smooth transition to secondary school.