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Summer School

A hugely successful Summer School, attended by 60 students, ran at Tapton during the last week of the summer holiday

A hugely successful Summer School, attended by 60 students, ran at Tapton during the last week of the summer holiday. This was designed to support students as they moved from primary to secondary school. Alexandra Webb  and Amy Hopkins interviewed two year 7 students who attended to find out more ...

As some of you may know, Tapton has been running a successful summer school for many years.  This year things changed though as we decided to run it in the final week of the holiday. The three day long programme aims to give Y6s from different junior schools an insight to what’s to come at Tapton in September.  To learn more about summer school, we decided to interview two Year 7s about their experience.

We met with Abdi (Hillsborough) and Tamara (Netherthorpe) to tell us more about what went on.  The two are now in form 7FG and were eager to tell us more about their exciting time.

The pair, aged 11, told us about how they experienced all subjects and how they especially loved their Science and PE lessons.  The group of 30 participated in a gymnastics lesson where they learnt trust skills and also got to use special equipment they had never used before.  Abdi was especially enthusiastic about Science where they got to make slime.  However, Tamara wasn’t convinced, she said “Slime was kinda weird”.  But it was clear to see, they both enjoyed their time.

They both highly recommended summer school to the soon to be Y7s.  They say it gave them a head start in subjects like Maths and English and it helped them to learn their way around the school.

Perhaps Abdi summed it up best “Summer School gave me a sense of independence and made me feel more confident during my first few days at Tapton.”