Blundell’s School welcomed year sixes from the nearby primary on Friday, February 3
Science fun, indoor games and giant Jenga were enjoyed by Wilcombe Primary School pupils on a visit to Blundell’s last week.
Blundell’s School welcomed year sixes from the nearby primary on Friday, February 3.
Charlie Olive, the director of community partnerships at Blundell’s said he hoped it would mark a long-lasting relationship between the two schools.
He said: “The morning started with two physics-based sessions each led by our A Level physics pupils. One focused on electricity where they learnt about conduction and how electrons allow electricity to flow before building various electrical circuits. The session on sound looked at what sound is, how vibrations travel through air and how different types of sound produce different types of sound waves. They finished off being able to explain how bagpipes work.
“The Blundell’s garden was the next stop where they completed a quiz and activities to test their literacy and numeracy skills.
“After enjoying a tasty lunch, the girls in Gorton House hosted our visitors for some indoor games.”
He added: “The year sixes showed off some serious dance moves on the Wii, gravity defying Giant Jenga moves and some highly competitive table football.
“In the afternoon our year ten sports leaders put them through their paces on the astro’s with a hockey session. Many of them had not played hockey before but you would have never known watching them complete a range of skills and quick games of hockey.
“After a final snack the visit came to an end, and they headed back to Wilcombe. However, we are looking forward to seeing them back in a few weeks at our spring concert, Blundell’s Space and I have a feeling there will be a bit more hockey as well.”
Nikki Sampson, year six teacher at Wilcombe Primary School said: “We would like to thank all the staff and students at Blundell’s for inviting us to spend the day at the school.
“Our year six children had great fun exploring the science labs, learning about sound waves and circuits, which linked in with our science topic perfectly.
“All the children enjoyed the activities in the garden and learning how to play hockey in the afternoon.
“It was great for our children to be able to use all the wonderful facilities that Blundell’s has to offer, and we are very much looking forward to the future events that we already have booked in.”
As well as Wilcombe, the school has also worked with Tidcombe Primary and is keen to establish more links.
Mr Olive added: “We must share our resources and facilities to ensure we are all offering our local children the best possible opportunities.
“If you would like to bring a class or year group to Blundell’s please get in touch with [email protected] . All local schools are invited to the afternoon performance of our Spring Concert on Wednesday February 16.”
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