Year 6 students and their families attended Carr Hill’s New Parents’ Evening ahead of the final stage of their transition from primary school to secondary school.
Year 6 students found out who their mentor would be from September and spent some time with them and the other students who will be in their mentor group. Students also had the opportunity to pick up their new school tie and equipment such as calculators and maths sets and families heard from the headteacher and carr hill students in a welcome assembly.
Year 6 Taila, who attended the New Parents’ Evening, will join Carr Hill in September from Kirkham and Wesham Primary School, said: “ I’m most looking forward to meeting new friends and going to school in a bigger place with lots of different lessons.”
Fellow new starter Year 6 Corey, from St Michaels Primary School, said: “I’m really keen to start maths lessons as that is my best subject and I think the lessons will be really interesting at Carr Hill.”
New students will visit Carr Hill again next week where they will take part in a final transition experience day which will include team building activities, lessons and the chance to use school facilities such as the canteen.
Year 6 Charlie, from Newton Bluecoats Primary School, said: “I can’t wait to try out the different sports. I hope I can join the school football team.”
Freya, who is currently in Year 6 at St Micheals Primary School, said: “I’m excited about history and drama lessons and the school productions.”
Head of Year 7 Mr Penney said: “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to see the new Year 7’s again. Many have visited lots over the last few years so hopefully Carr Hill has now become a much more familiar place. Students have now met their mentor, and the other students in their mentor group, and will shortly join us for an experience day. All of which I know will help them feel more confident about their move from primary to secondary school.”