The new Year 7 cohort at Greenfield Community College have had the chance to learn more about the school and take part in a creative summer school.
Supported by Greenfield Arts, the groups have worked alongside filmmaker Laura Degnan, artist Paul Theo Murray, Mad Alice Theatre Company and have been supported in core subjects.
School staff and practitioners were able to put the students at ease whilst they became accustomed to their new surroundings and had an opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence.
The students enjoyed a range of creative activities including English, Maths and Science and learned more about the attributes that will help their learning experience such as creativity, collaboration, responsibility, reflection, and resilience.
Students also received three workbooks to take home to support reading, writing and maths to prepare for their new start in September.
“The young people responded well and were thrilled to work with staff and professional facilitators,” said the school.
“It was lovely to see the response and newfound confidence which will help prepare them for the autumn term.
“The summer programme has been a valuable and enjoyable way for students to prepare to continue their academic journey, preparing for the next step and forming lasting friendships.”
Greenfield’s summer school forms part of an extended transition programme led by assistant head teacher Ms Davies.
“It has been really valuable to support our students as they move to Greenfield Community College in such a creative way,” she said.