Free summer school at King’s Lynn Academy

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Dozens of youngsters will be attending a free summer school at the King’s Lynn Academy next week, before they begin formal lessons there for the first time in September.

Around 80 pupils are taking part in the initiative, which begins next Tuesday, August 26.

And officials believe the programme is an important way to help new pupils overcome the anxieties that can exist in transferring from primary to secondary education.

Laura McNeil, the academy’s entrepreneurship co-ordinator, said: “All of the students who came to Summer School last year commented that they not only enjoyed themselves but felt much more comfortable about starting the Academy because they had already spent a week here.

“We are looking forward to welcoming and working with even more students this year.”

The programme is made up of themed days based on maths and science, English, PE, technology and art and includes a string of activities and challenges.

The activities are designed to develop the youngsters’ creative and problem solving skills and certificates and badges will be presented at the end of the course.

Organisers hope the summer school will provide a boost for pupils’ learning, as well as giving them the chance to mix with children from other primary schools who will be their classmates when the new term begins.

Suzanne McMahon, whose daughter Kira is attending, praised the scheme, saying: “The taster days have been great, so this is another chance to get used to the school and meet other students.”