A renowned medal winning Paralympian came to school today to talk to students about her experiences and hold an interactive fitness session. Sporting champion Beverley Jones, a sprinter turned discus thrower, held a short fitness circuit session for groups of Year 7 students. She then spoke to the students about her career and achievements to date and even handed round the discus she used in the London Paralympic games!
More than 25 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 attended a morning with author Hilary McKay, as she read extracts from her book ‘Skylark’s War’.
Last week a group of Year 7 students had the opportunity to meet Rita the reading dog.
The students are visiting for two days and will be taking part in various school lessons, honing their performance skills in Drama and taking part in Mathematical challenges . Each student has been given a Birkenhead Park School buddy who will look after them, show them around the school and make them feel welcome. They will also be on hand to answer any questions about life in a British school.
Year 7 students had the opportunity last week to visit The Wirral Deen Centre in Birkenhead.