Secondary school life under the microscope

Children from Whitehill Primary School getting a taster of secondary school at Trinity Academy. Eleven-year-olds Beth Kenny and Elle Leech.

Children from Whitehill Primary School getting a taster of secondary school at Trinity Academy. Eleven-year-olds Beth Kenny and Elle Leech.

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PRIMARY school pupils got a taste of what life will be like for them at secondary school.

The Trinity Academy taster day brought Year 6 children from Whitehill Primary School, Illingworth, to the Holmfield school.

They took part in a special science lesson looking at microscopes and chemical reactions.

For many of the children it was their first time using any of the equipment.

It’s part of a series of days designed to make the transition from primary to secondary school smooth as possible.

Michael Gosling, headteacher at Trinity Academy, said: “We understand that for some children the step from primary school to secondary education may feel daunting.

“However, it is also a really exciting time in their lives and opens up a new world of opportunity in their learning.

“We find that for our future students it’s also a chance for them to get to know staff and older students as well as experience the different style of lessons they can expect.

“Through planning these regular visits we help new students feel confident and ready for their first formal day with us.”