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Students from Stowupland High School take part in summer school with visit from children's author Dave Shelton




Nearly 100 children at a secondary school got to grips with a number of educational and extra-curricular activities during a summer school.

At the start of the month, students from Stowupland High School, near Stowmarket, took part in a circus skills workshop and even had a visit from children's author Dave Shelton, who wrote the Emily Lime: Librarian Detective series of books.

Pupils also took part in english, maths, design and technology and PE lessons, and had cookery and road safety sessions.

A class takes a PE lesson on the school's playing field. Picture: Becky Herbert.
A class takes a PE lesson on the school's playing field. Picture: Becky Herbert.

Peter Whear, headteacher, said he was delighted with how well the week's activities went.

"The summer school has gone really well – the children have absolutely loved it," he said.

“We have had a really exciting schedule of events on offer, a mixture of curriculum-based work and extracurricular activities.

Pupils learned cooking skills as part of the summer school. Picture: Becky Herbert.
Pupils learned cooking skills as part of the summer school. Picture: Becky Herbert.

“We have had nearly 100 pupils join us for the summer school, although some children were not in every day.

“The school has put on a range of different activities throughout the week so there has been something a little different for the children every day.”

Mr Whear said they received some great feedback from the youngsters and their parents since hosting the summer school.

He added: “We have had parents whose children intended to come in just for the first day who ended up coming for the whole week because they were enjoying it so much.

Children take part in a circus skills workshop. Picture: Becky Herbert.
Children take part in a circus skills workshop. Picture: Becky Herbert.

“Pupils have really enjoyed the curriculum-based classroom learning and the supplementary extra-curricular activities has brought some variety to the week.

“It has been a great success.”

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