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How a Lichfield school kept students learning all summer

Many schools may have locked the gates for six weeks during the summer – but for one in Lichfield, the learning didn’t stop.

DSC00238Nether Stowe School’s gates remained open for four weeks during the summer to provide local primary and secondary school pupils with the opportunity to take part in a range of activities.

The summer programme was supported by The Albion Foundation and saw more than 100 pupils work alongside the school’s full-time pupils.

Staff from the Specialist Maths & Computing College took time out of their holidays to put on a variety of sessions to encourage children to keep active, make new friends and learn a range of new skills. For some students this was an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the campus and meet the staff before starting secondary school this month.

Head teacher Ms Ruth Poppleton said:

“At Nether Stowe School we always strive to offer our students the widest variety of opportunities throughout the year. I’m delighted that yet again students have had a wonderful time. This is part of our extensive community programme which provides a valuable opportunity for students to use their time profitability during the evening, weekends and holidays.”

Among the activities were start/stop movie animation, sculpture, cookery, drama and dance. Pupils were also given coaching in a range of sports including fishing, tennis and street dance, as well as match day tickets to see West Bromwich Albion FC play and a day out at Drayton Manor Park.

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