Headlands Schools hosts activity week for new starters

Pupils try out their skateboarding skills at Headlands School.
Pupils try out their skateboarding skills at Headlands School.

AN ACTIVITY week to help ease the transition between primary and secondary school was held for 23 boys.

Headlands School, in Sewerby Road, Bridlington, ran a programme of events for the year six boys to minimise any anxiety caused by the change, to increase confidence and to spark friendships before the official start of school.

Activities were based around the school’s specialism, science, and included a two day Space Camp where students made and launched their own rockets and created solar powered ovens.

The week, which was split into two halves, one held in July and another in August, was funded by money from the Department of Education, applied for by the school.

Organiser of the project and support learning manager at Headlands, Rachel Remblance, said: “The week has been a massive success.

“When a pupil lets you know he has had “the best day of his life so far” and has done “something he never thought he would be able to do” you know the pupils have been engaged and entertained.”

She thanked Kay Wardle, the extended services coordinator for Bridlington primary schools and her colleagues who helped during the summer.

“It has been a pleasure to meet a brilliant bunch of boys and I look forward to welcoming them again in September,” said Miss Remblance.

Students were able to work with local PCSOs and the Integrated Services Team, as well as skateboarding from local professional, Paul Regan, gardening and a trip to Big Fun in Hull.