Falmouth School were thrilled to hold our first ever summer school between the 26th-30th July 2021 which was open to all students in year 6 due to transition into year 7 in September.
The week was a huge success with 156 students attending across the week. Students were put into their tutor groups to complete a range of activities to help them get to know one another and build relationships prior to starting in September.
Students completed a variety of activities across the week including; designing a tote bag, sports stars, folding fun, making spaghetti skyscrapers, going on a treasure hunt to locate key things with the purpose of students familiarising themselves with the school site. There was also an English breakout room activity, soap making, trampolining, torch designing and making, fitness fanatics, water bottle rockets, cricket, just dance, music exploration and finally and art attack activity which involved students painting a mural of different scenes from across Falmouth together which will be hung in the main corridor of the school displaying students' fantastic artistic talents.
Summer school finished with a range of fun, 'getting to know you' activities and team building games followed by a lovely assembly to showcase photos of the students completing their activities across the week and sharing the completed mural with everyone.
The students who attended were outstanding throughout the week with impeccable behaviour and great humour displayed.
Many students felt that by the end of the week they knew their way around the school site, had made lots of friends and had built excellent relationships with students and a range of teachers and support staff which was fantastic to hear.
We were able to run this summer school due to funding provided by the Department for Education. The total funding claimed was £26,334.23 . This was allocated to staffing costs of £19,516.96, representing 15 teaching staff and 4 support staff who volunteered to support the summer school, and also £6,817.27 which was required for resources to run the event.