Year 7 pupils celebrated the half-way point in their first year with a relaxed and friendly disco. The aim of the disco was to further the development of friendships of the pupils with each other and with their form tutors.
The school’s Year 11 prefects supported the disco by running the tuck shop, encouraging the younger pupils to get up and join in the dancing and facilitating them developing positive friendships. The pupils also took part in a very lively karaoke session designed to boost confidence and build self-esteem.
“We wanted to celebrate the smooth transfer of pupils from primary school to secondary school now that everyone is settled at Saint Paul’s,”explained Ms Diane Keary, Head of Year 7 at Saint Paul’s. “We wanted to encourage the children to socialise with their friends, the prefects and with members of staff. The form tutors in particular have been working closely with the pupils and we are keen to maintain and build on the relationships which have been formed so far. I begin working with the children at primary school and it is lovely to see everyone growing up and happy at school.”
“It is fantastic to see these pupils so happy and fully engaged with life at Saint Paul’s. As a school we place a high priority on ensuring that the transition from primary to secondary school is an enjoyable and positive experience,” commented Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The disco was a great success; it was enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike and many friendships were consolidated.”