A summer of activities to help secondary school transition

Youngsters starting at Park View School in Haringey were given the chance to take part in a two week long summer camp as part of their induction into the school.2014-07-29 10.06.12

Children from 23 different primary schools came together and made new friends over a range of activities around the theme of the continents.

Split into teams of Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, the children took part in art, language, dance, sport, modelling, teamwork and problem solving

Each group reviewed their day’s activities, planned future ideas and updated record books to show progress over the two weeks.

2014-07-29 09.35.21At the end the two weeks each continent group put on a show to family and friends demonstrating some of the key facts and cultural activities discovered during the two weeks – such as songs, dances and artwork relating to their continent.

The final ‘Tasting Menu’ of food and drink from around the world with edible bugs, crispy critters and miniature crickets was a particular success.

Jen Boyd, Education Communicator said:

“It was great to really get to know the youngsters and see them develop over the two weeks.  They have felt a real sense of achievement and for most it was the first time trying new activities and learning different skills. The children also demonstrated increased self-esteem, made new friends and developed a sense of belonging to their new school.”