Search

School’s not out for summer! Pupils enjoy carnival summer school

PUBLISHED: 10:34 29 August 2017

Students enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: Neatherd

Students enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: Neatherd

Archant

Year Seven pupils at Neatherd High School in Dereham have had a head start on the new school year, with a carnival themed summer school.

Students enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: NeatherdStudents enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: Neatherd

One hundred and forty Year Seven pupils enjoyed a week of summer school, ahead of the new term beginning in September.

Students were divided into groups named after famous carnivals: Notting Hill, Rio, Santa Cruz, Cologne and Mardi Gras.

They enjoyed creative sessions, including dance, art, creative writing, textiles, circus skills, and music workshops.

The week culminated in a performance in front of parents that brought all the colours of the carnival to Dereham.

Students enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: NeatherdStudents enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: Neatherd

“The move from primary to secondary School is an exciting but challenging moment for young people”, said Nick O’Brien, assistant headteacher at Neatherd.

He added: “The purpose of the week is for them to spend time at their new school, and for them to make new friends.”

“I really enjoyed the Summer School week”, said Charlie Ellis, a Year Seven pupill. “You can get to grips with how school works and everything will not be so scary when we start in September.”

“It was awesome”, was the verdict of Maisie-Ella Cook, who said: “I liked the idea of the carnival, it was great fun to sing, dance and play music.”

Students enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: NeatherdStudents enjoying activities at the Neatherd High School summer camp. Photo: Neatherd

Other news

Thousands of people across mid and north Norfolk paid their respects to those who fought for peace - as the region fell silent to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

17:13

Norfolk angler John Wilson has died in Thailand.

Community groups which use a Norfolk preschool and scout hall are reeling after a brick wall just outside the building was destroyed.

Record numbers will sleep outside for a night this week at a Norwich fundraising event for preventing homelessness.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:26

One person had to be treated by emergency services after a gas leak incident in north Norfolk.

Read more

A mother has described the terrifying moment a brick was thrown at her windscreen while she was in a car with her five-month-old baby.

Read more
Norfolk Police

Community groups which use a Norfolk preschool and scout hall are reeling after a brick wall just outside the building was destroyed.

Read more
Norfolk police

Portraits and silhouettes of soldiers, nurses and munitions workers lined two Norfolk beaches as part of a Remembrance Day tribute by filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Read more
Remembrance Day 2018
17:13

Norfolk angler John Wilson has died in Thailand.

Read more
Norwich

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy