9 February 2016

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The 34 children from Year 5 took part in a PE session in the sports hall that certainly got their hearts pumping. They were set a circuit challenge competition where the aim was to score as many points on each station as possible in the allocated time. There stations included tennis ball catch, basketball dribbling, ladders, speed bounce and many more.

Head of Year 7 Amanda Evans welcomed the pupils and led the PE sessions. She said: “We do a lot of work with the primary schools across Wirral and the children always have a fantastic time. Moving from primary school to secondary school can be overwhelming and these taster sessions are a great way of making the pupils feel more comfortable in a bigger school. We also have our Year 7 Base which has its own entrance and playground and really helps ease our younger students in, making them feel safe, secure and confident as they take the next step in their learning journey.”

The pupils were also given a taste of our ICT equipment and were given time on the computers using the SCRATCH programme. A number of our Year 7 students were also on hand to help the children and talk about what life is like at BPS.

One of the children said: “It was so much fun, I really enjoyed having a go on the computers and the PE was great too.”

A Year 5 teacher from Christ Church Primary said: “It has been an excellent morning enjoyed by all the children. They really liked being able to play on SCRATCH and taking part in the PE challenge. Thank you very much for inviting us."

Christ Church Primary School

The Birkenhead Park School holds regular taster sessions as part of its primary liaison work with schools in the area. 

Tags: Primary liaison