Summer School 2018
“For over 18 years, John Leggott College has been proud to be able to offer local year 6 children, who are moving into year 7, the chance to join their Summer School. Each year the Summer School provides an amazing opportunity for up to 84 young people to further explore their interest in Science, Maths and Technology, visit a university for the day, have sports sessions, whilst making new friends and having great fun.
For over 10 years the Summer School has been delighted to be sponsored by the Lincolnshire Iron and Steel Institute, who fully endorse this activity. Each child attends the college for a week full of activities, led by an experienced and well-qualified team of staff, and they also have the pleasure of working with a team of college student mentors. This is ably led by Cheryl Ellams, the Summer School Co-ordinator. The aims of the summer school are to develop the pupils thinking skills, mathematical, and IT skills, whilst also assisting with the transition between primary and Secondary school. Each year the school provides a stimulating and enjoyable experience in ways that are likely to have long lasting effects and prove valuable to the continuing learning processes of the children concerned.”
The aims of the summer school were:
- to engage and stretch pupils;
- to develop pupils’ thinking skills;
- to develop pupils’ mathematical skills;
- to develop pupils’ IT skills;
- to develop pupils’ social skills;
- to raise pupils’ aspirations in Science, Maths and Technology;
- to aid transition for year 6 pupils to secondary school;
- to start the transition process for year 8 children from school to higher education;
- to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience in ways that were likely to have long lasting effects and prove valuable to the continuing learning processes of the children concerned.