Youngsters Take off for a Fun Day of Learning; PRESCOT Taste of Secondary School

Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England), November 13, 2012 | Go to article overview

Youngsters Take off for a Fun Day of Learning; PRESCOT Taste of Secondary School


SCHOOLCHILDREN were flying high after their first taste of secondary life at a Knowsley Centre for Lear ning.

More than 500 Year 6 children from primary schools across Knowsley enjoyed a 'Flight Day' at Knowsley Park Centre for Learning in Prescot, at which they launched their own rockets, designed kites and flags, met barn owls and even invented their own aeroplanes.

The day was designed to give primary school children a taste of secondary life - and give them the chance to see the facilities on offer at the Centres for Learning in Knowsley.

The pupils were thrilled at the chance to get into a real science lab and discover the science behind fireworks and were also challenged to make and launch their own rocket in just 45 minutes flat!

There were plenty of other activities, also based around the theme of flight, in the drama studios, Humanities and English departments, where pupils took part in a performance of 'Flight to a Brave New World' and met Peter Pan and Wendy.

And there was a musical connection too - as pupils were invited to work on their very own version of the song 'I Believe I Can Fly'.

Head Teacher, Judy Walker said: "We want learning to be fun as well as challenging and the Flight Day was really inspirational. It was fantastic to see the excitement and enthusiasm of the Year 6 children and it was also a wonderful way for them to get into a Knowsley Centre for Learning and try out the brilliant facilities we have here. …

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