Hundreds of children from Loddington, St. Marys, Meadowside and Barton have been learning more about science at The Latimer Arts College, which opened its doors today (Wednesday 2 October) to support Year 6 pupils in their transition from primary to secondary school.
‘We believe it is vital for us to work closely with primary schools’
Meadowside Primary School pupils learn about science at The Latimer Arts College
Siobhan Hearne, Principal at The Latimer Arts College, explained:
“We have a very active partnership programme with local primary schools which has been running for over two years now. Our latest taster sessions are being delivered by our science teachers on a variety of topics, and today the students are using microscopes to experiment with cells and learn about DNA.
“The session will hopefully inspire students to think about science and take it up as a subject later on.
“We believe it is vital for us to work closely with primary schools, and running these workshops is the best way to encourage future students to enjoy new ideas and make learning as fun as possible.”
Jacob Tattersall (10), a pupil at Meadowside Primary School, said: “The learning session was so exciting. It’s brilliant to challenge your brain and it was nice to work with the teachers and students at The Latimer Arts College.”
Looking to the near future The Latimer Arts College has a number of additional primary school initiatives planned, including: The Latimer Arts College is holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 16 October from 6-8pm welcoming Year 6 pupils, their families, carers and friends. For further details: www.latimer.org.uk
Providing technical help and support to pupils at St Marys Primary in Burton Latimer who are building a 3D sculpture
Placing 6th form students who want to be teachers for one day a week at Barton Primary School for the whole academic year
Running Year 6 Maths and English workshops for ‘gifted and talented’ pupils from St. Mary’s Primary in Kettering, with plans for Animation, Film and Photography sessions in the New Year