On Friday 27 June, we invited all the Year 4 pupils from East Sheen, Kew Riverside, Barnes, Holy Trinity and Sheen Mount Primary Schools to experience Life in a Day at Richmond Park Academy. And what a fun packed day it was!
Met by our staff and fantastic student ambassadors, the day began with a welcome assembly. The Year 4s were then divided into groups, where each group was a mix of the different primary schools, giving the pupils opportunity to meet those from other schools.
Throughout the day we hosted an array of different activities that included:
The Year 4s were given full tours of our school, where they saw our:
One Year 4 girl commented: “This is the most amazing school I have ever been to.”
One boy, when asked which piece of art he liked best in one of the art rooms, said: “I couldn't possibly choose as they are all so good - I hope I can do something this good when I come to RPA.”
And in science, one boy was overheard saying: “This is the best science lesson ever!”
Mr Costello, who is head of transition, concludes: “The Life in a Day at RPA is a great opportunity for our locality primary school children to come in and find out more about secondary school. We host a large number of different events and activities throughout the year so that by the time students start with us in Year 7 they feel very comfortable and familiar with RPA, which is extremely important because starting secondary school can be very daunting for many children. I would like to thank all of the primary school Year 4s that came today, what a fantastic group of pupils and a real credit to your schools, as well as the visiting school staff and RPA’s staff who gave up their time to support this event. But with a massive thank you to all of RPA’s student ambassadors for doing such a sterling job of looking after our visitors, showing them around and answering their questions - thank you.”