This week began with a trip to Dame Alice Owen School, where the children had the opportunity to experience what science in secondary school might look like. They enjoyed using the Bunsen burners in one of the labs, and they also had a session in the library to find out what’s involved in carrying out scientific research. Many thanks to Ms Chandler for organising this.
Tuesday saw a Moving On Day, brought to us by Act 4. We spent the day at the church, and the children engaged in activities which got them thinking about the next stage in their lives as they move up to secondary school.
As a follow-on from Monday’s visit to Dame Alice Owen, past pupils from Pope Paul – who are now at DAO – came to talk to Y6. The session began with current Y7 pupils presenting a recent science project to the class, and ended with a Q&A time about science at DAO and transition to secondary school. It was a real insight into the exciting things to come at secondary school in September!