This year’s Dereham Neatherd Summer School has been another excellent introduction for 88 of our Year 7 pupils who will be joining us in September.
They have had a fantastic 3 days, with a range of activities including language sessions in French, textiles, where each pupil made their own personalised pencil roll, trying new sports like indoor curling, Boccia (from Greece) and quick cricket in PE and having lots of fun with drama too. On Saturday July 27th, we spent the day in glorious sunshine at Banham Zoo. Each group had a discovery session where students could handle animals and insects from all over the world. Some were very brave at holding creatures like the spitting cockroach and stroking the milk snake – some not so brave! We all enjoyed the Birds of Prey display, with huge birds like the European Eagle Owl, Black Kites and various types of vulture swooping right over our heads! We particularly enjoyed seeing the new tiger cubs too!
Lots of pupils said that “making new friends” was the best part of Summer School, and that is of course one of the reasons we run it. There’s no doubt that this has been the best Summer School ever and it has been great getting to know next year’s Year 7. We already think that they’re a great bunch!
Please note that the provisional date for Summer School 2014 is 26th – 29th August. More information will be sent out to the entire new intake just before the Easter holidays. For further information please contact Marion Broughton at school or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.