Primary school pupils from across Blackpool showed they are bright sparks at a week of transition activities at Highfield Leadership Academy last week.

Activities included a hands-on science lesson that saw pupils learning all about fire and fire safety, including how to use a fire blanket to safely smother flames.

The young students took part in a wide variety of fun activities and lessons to give them a taster of life in a secondary school. A teambuilding day and group tasks encouraged the Year 6 pupils to work together, breaking down barriers and enabling new friendships to form.

Sports activities and a theatre production allowed the children to get active and creative. The young pupils also took part in fun literacy and maths challenges, as well as experiencing lessons in a number of subjects.

The week was the perfect opportunity for the Year 6 pupils to make new friends, meet their teachers and familiarise themselves with the academy. Sessions were also designed to help pupils develop the skills they need to be successful and independent learners when they join Highfield in September.

Penny Rimmer, our Assistant Principal, said:
“Our new pupils were all fantastic; it was a pleasure to have them in school. They represented themselves and their primary schools incredibly well. These pupils made some firm friends through the activities they completed and equipped themselves with the learning tools they need to be successful in secondary school. We look forward to welcoming them back to Highfield in September.”