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Primary pupils enjoy lessons in learning to broaden horizons

PUPILS from primary schools around Westergate have been given the chance to find out about their future education.


The scores of Year 6 pupils have enjoyed unique enrichment weeks at Ormiston Six Villages Academy to prepare them for joining it this September.


The weeks have included the chance to take part in activities like ethical debating to stretch and inspire them, treasure hunts around the Lime Avenue site to develop their geography skills and sessions for music, science and the arts.


Academy principal Umbar Sharif said: “We have been delighted to welcome primary school pupils from the local area to the academy for our specially designed enrichment activities.


“We hope they will provide them with the confidence, knowledge and aspirations to successfully embark on their next steps to secondary school.”


The enrichment programme builds on the academy’s ongoing work with its area’s primary schools.


It will culminate next month in a week-long festival. The after-school activities will feature music tuition, ‘mad science’ sports coaching, debating and art.


The initiative follows what the academy designs as a significant increase in its next Year 7 intake after a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted. “We look forward to welcoming them and making them feel part of the very special project we are building at Six Villages,” added Ms Sharif.

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