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Year 7 Pupils Will Begin New Term Better Prepared Thanks To Success Of Summer School

Pupils take part in a Taiko drumming session led by the Lincolnshire Music Service as part of Somercotes Academy’s Summer School.

A Summer School for Year 6 pupils who missed out on transition days to secondary school due to Covid restrictions this year has proved immensely popular. More than 75 five per cent of the year group attended the sessions in the Summer Holidays for a week-long introduction to Somercotes Academy.

Principal Frances Green said she was delighted with the attendance figures in what would have been the school break. The sessions were run by teachers who volunteered to do so. The underlying theme was getting to know each other, exploring the school site, meeting key staff and, in particular, having fun. 

The pupils took part in Taiko drumming, created pop-up Andy Warhole-style artwork, and took part in team-building exercises on the school field, including a game of Capture The Flag.

“The Summer School was a great success and was a really nice way of introducing the pupils to the Academy,” said Mrs Green. “They will begin the new term with a better idea of what the school is about and hopefully it will have allayed any fears they have about starting Year 7. We look forward to seeing all of our new Year 7 students this week.”

Imogen Darley, Grace Wheatley and Leilani Wood (all 11) enjoy a pop-up Art session at Somercotes Academy Summer School.

Team sports took place on the Academy field as part of the Summer School for Year 6 pupils who missed out on transition days during term time due to Covid restrictions.

Annabel Saul, Alex Brennan and Kieran Tuff (all 11) enjoy the Taiko drumming lesson, which was part of the Summer School.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green