Primary praises secondary studentsPosted: 19th July 2019
Secondary school students have received praise for their work to enrich the experiences of their primary peers.
Students from Burnt Mill Academy have been working closely with fellow BMAT school Cooks Spinney Primary Academy.
In recent weeks, the two schools have worked together in various ways, including –
- GCSE language students gave French lessons to pupils in Year 1 to 5, using resources they had made themselves for the one-hour sessions
- Year 9 and 10 students have transformed two old wardrobes into a Tardis to act as a book swap library in the grounds of the primary. The work will enable the primary to expand the work it is doing to encourage reading, with a new library system encouraging 80 per cent of pupils to borrow books
- Burnt Mill Sport Leaders played an important role at Cooks Spinney’s sports day, enabling the school to offer various activity stations for pupils to take part in. The Sport Leaders set up the events, helped pupils to take part and kept scores
Cooks Spinney headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “We could not have held sports day in the way we did without the help of the Burnt Mill Sport Leaders. We do not have the staff to enable us to run nine activities in that way. They were so professional that our pupils look to them like they are teachers.
“These are just a few brilliant examples of Burnt Mill students adding to our school. Our pupils are getting experiences they would not get without them. Those older students who are keen to teach in future are gaining a great insight into the career, as well.
“We are all just amazed at how brilliant the Burnt Mill students are. They are really conscientious and are great with the younger children. They set a really good example and show our children what they can do when they go to Burnt Mill.
“They are just wonderful.”