From Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August, Bedlington Community High School opened its doors to some of the new year 7 students for a week long summer school. 21 new year 7 students attended over the week which included a team building activity at St James Park, making bird boxes and bird feeders and being news reporters. The week finished with a graduation and buffet for parents and carers. The group then went to St James park, home of Newcastle United, to do a magpie market and a tour of the stadium which would help develop their numeracy skills ready for September. On Wednesday they put their creative skills to the test and had to decorate and build a bird box and bird feeder which the students enjoyed doing. On Thursday they became news reporters and looked at how to put a sports news article together. It was really good to see how the groups worked well together as some of the students hadn’t met until the summer school. On Friday the students finished off their work books and feedback evaluations before putting on a buffet for the parents who would be attending the awards ceremony later in the day. The students all received a certificate, were given a book, some sweets, lanyards and they also got a key ring from St James Park.
All the students who took part enjoyed the week and the parents were also impressed at the way the summer school programme was put together and also how much their son’s/daughters enjoyed it.