Academy runs sessions to boost life skills

The Greetland Academy has this week been running a Back to Basics programme.

The aim was to build life skills and pupils were able to take part in extra activities.

Holly Senior, nine, left, and Mya Rice, 10, make super-crunch healthy desserts

Holly Senior, nine, left, and Mya Rice, 10, make super-crunch healthy desserts

These included first aid, sewing, making healthy food, caring for others, helping in an emergency and public speaking.

Principal Amanda Bennett said: “Back to Bascis Week gave children the opportunity to develop key life skills that, together with our existing curriculum, will further improve their life chances both in and out of school.

“We are always looking at ways to extend the curriculum, and such an approach ties in with the Government’s recently launched Back to Basics Curriculum.”

Throughout the week there were a number of visiting attractions including Pop Farm which brought small animals; Phunky Foods fruit shy with specific food hygiene work, and Ready Steady Cook.

Esme Froggett, 10, with a lamb

Esme Froggett, 10, with a lamb

The school is shortly running a poetry competition and children were given early advice on how to speak publically with clear diction and expression.