Primary school activity week
Over 100 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from local primary schools visited The Perse this week, when we welcomed them to take part in a range of activity days with us. The week gives local primary school children a sneak peek in to life at secondary school, by giving them the opportunity to learn a whole host of new subjects.
Pupils and staff from Colville Primary, King’s Hedges, The Grove and Castle Camps each spent a day at The Perse taking part in science, sport, outdoor pursuits, drama, technology, art and music activities, having a great deal of fun along the way. The pupils became honorary Perseans for the day, becoming members of one of our Houses – either the Langdale Lions or the Pendeen Dragons – and they even got the chance to sample a typical Perse lunch (which proved very popular!).
Each school’s activity day was different: they could be playing touch rugby and cricket in the morning, then taking part in a ‘junk percussion’ workshop and learning about the singing traditions of Africa in the afternoon – the pupils from Colville Primary gave a very impressive and enthusiastic rendition of The Lion Sleeps Tonight in their music lesson.
Science lessons saw the children collect their own cheek cells and examine them under a microscope, explore sources of light in physics and investigate acids and alkalis in chemistry. They also took part in outdoor pursuits sessions, learning climbing techniques on the climbing wall, then challenging themselves on the assault course. Drama lessons involved an introduction to Shakespeare, improvisation and character building, whilst in art, pupils made beautiful collage badges, quilled cards and paper sculptures. One of the highlights was the pupils from King’s Hedges’ visit to the Technology Department where the children built and raced rocket cars in the sports hall, which brought out everyone’s competitive side!
This was a very enjoyable week for all of the children and staff involved who have gone home very tired but with lots of happy memories. Thank you to all of the schools who attended.