Taster days for local junior school pupils were recently held at the Academy. Through these Year 5 pupils were given the opportunity to discover for themselves what it is like to attend Thornhill Community Academy and see what life in high school is really like.
During the two days almost 200 pupils from Overthope C of E, Thornhill J & I and Headfield Junior School visited the Academy where they were able to experience high school lessons and take part in various activities. Lessons especially arranged for the visitors included; Maths, Science, Computing, English and Languages.
The children taking part had the opportunity to work with Year 5 pupils from other schools in addition to Academy Prefects who provided supported in each lesson by acting as group leaders.
In thanking the Academy for the visit, one of the teachers told us: “Today has been most enjoyable for our pupils and they have had a very successful day in preparing for high school.”
A Year 5 pupil from Thornhill J & I commented: “I had the best day and can’t wait to come here in two years’ time!”
Children in Year 5 will be most welcome to visit the Academy again along with their parents at our annual Open Evening. This takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017. Full details will be announced both on our website and in the press in due course.