Stamford Welland Academy welcomed representatives from Peterborough United to take part in taster days for prospective pupils.
The Academy played host to over two-hundred Year 5 students over two days from nine local Primary schools, offering them a day in the life of a secondary school student. This included Mandarin lessons, puppet shows in French, poetry writing and science experiments as well as making and testing weather-proof buildings in Humanities.
One of the highlights of the day however, was a visit from Peterborough United, who have a strong partnership with Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). They joined the Academy in running a workshop that tested pupils’ ability to work together and be creative.
Children were mixed up into groups, across schools, and were given different tasks to tackle. These included designing a new first team mascot, designing a new PE kit, and creating an advertising billboard.
Year 9s from Stamford Welland Academy provided support as group leaders and helped the Primary students deliver their tasks, which they presented to the other groups and POSH. Each member of the winning teams in each task received POSH tickets.
Steve Bull, Director of Sport at Stamford Welland Academy, who led the day, spoke about its success: “We’d firstly like to thank Peterborough United for visiting us and giving all the pupils an entertaining and educational session, it was an insightful experience for the pupils, who were themselves a great asset to their schools.
“At Stamford Welland Academy we believe taster days like these are essential. They allow us to build a relationship with Primary schools and prospective pupils – which will make their transition to secondary education, an often daunting experience, far smoother, as they become familiar with the surroundings as well as teachers at an early stage.”