Staff and students took part in a Transition Week to ease the new students into secondary school life.
The aim of the week was to aid the smooth transfer of pupils from primary school to secondary school. There were a number of different activities based on the theme of Mission on the Beach and students enjoyed a week of fun, adventure and activity.
The focus was on Copacabana beach inspired by the Olympics and students enjoyed samba drums, decorations and even a six foot clay replica of Rio’s ‘Christ the redeemer’ statue. The beach visited was one at Lytham St Anne’s!
Another day was spent at the National Trust’s Lyme Park where staff and students took part in a treasure hunt.
In school, students painted a chaplaincy mural in the chapel. They worked on the design themselves with the help of a local artist and inspiration from the school’s core values of love, respect, compassion, service and stewardship.
During the week, they cooked all their own meals including pizza, spaghetti bolognaise, hot dogs and bacon and eggs for breakfast on the last day.
Other activities included drama, ceramics, glass painting and sports.
Mr Ric Slatter, Lay Chaplain at Saint Paul’s, said: “The feedback we received from parents/carers and students was very positive. The Transition Week was a fantastic and fun way of getting to know the new Year 7 students. We feel sure that the week facilitated a happy and smooth transition to secondary school.”
“This was a very positive and successful week supporting the students during their change from primary to secondary school,” commented Mr Tony Billings, Executive Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “We wanted the students to become more familiar with our school and the sessions strengthen the link between the primary and secondary schools so aiding the transition process helping children to move smoothly from one to the other.”