New pupils given taste of what life is like at Kirk Hallam Community Academy

More than 230 new pupils were given a taste of what life will be like for them at Kirk Hallam Community Academy.

Year 6 pupils from nine primary schools visited the academy over two days and were given the opportunity to try a range of lessons.

They made a product in Design and Technology, a cushion in textiles and gingerbread faces in Food Technology.
Lorna Eames, Key Stage Two and Three Transition Leader at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, said the two days really helped students to settle in quickly from September.

She said: “We hold this induction process so that the students come prepared for all of the things that are going to happen in September. They get to meet their teacher, find their way around school and try out a few lessons too.”

Ciaran Riley, 11, is a pupil at Dallimore Primary School.

He said: “I’ve been looking forward to coming, I got everything ready the night before although I couldn’t sleep.

“It’s been a lot of fund and I enjoyed making the gingerbread. We don’t get to do too much cooking at primary school so it will be good to do it here. I’m excited now and really looking forward to coming in September.”

Current Year 7 students at Kirk Hallam Community Academy acted as mentors for the day including Katie Gibson, 12.

She said: “They’ve been asking me questions about lots of different things to do with school and we’ve been showing them around. It’s nice to help them and I’ve enjoyed it.”

Adam Spence, Key Stage Two and Three Transition Leader, said: “It has been really fantastic to see all the Year 6 students in the academy and we are looking forward to seeing them in September, ready for a new start.”

Pupils attended the induction from Hallam Fields Junior School, Dallimore Primary, Ladywood Primary, Chaucer Junior, Kensington Primary, Scargill Primary, Mapperley Primary, Stanley St Andrew’s and Stanley Common.Advertise here