Local primary schools have been showing off their fine independent research skills in workshops at The Friary over the last few weeks. The schools have included Christ Church, Henry Chadwick, Willows and St Stephen’s amongst others.

The sessions have been designed to support students in making the transition into secondary school and to give our staff a better understanding of the excellent wrpk done in our local primary schools. Recent sessions have seen students work in pairs to gather information from a range of resources to create campaign literature to encourage the protection of endangered species.

Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are well aware that we have a big responsibility to make the transition from primary to secondary as smooth as possible – not just in the learning but also in terms of social acclimatisation. These sessions have been useful in seeing what Years 5s and Year 6s can do, what they enjoy and how we can make sure they hit the ground-running from Day 1 of Year 7. We have really enjoyed running them.”