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School ties celebrated with end-of-term visit

Published on 28/03/18

Students from The Hewett Academy went back to primary school for the last day of term to celebrate the academy’s links with the local community.

The Year 7, 8, and 9 students spent the morning helping pupils at Edith Cavell Academy on Wednesday, March 28.

They helped Year 4 and 6 classes with their maths and history work, and joined pupils in a game of dodgeball.

After mucking in with digging and raking in the school’s vegetable garden, they listened to some of the Year 5 pupils read their favourite books in the school library.

The Reception children were particularly delighted to see their visitors, and soon had the Hewett Academy students helping them to build Lego models, make playdough, and play in the sandpit.

The Hewett Academy has long-established links with Edith Cavell Academy, and regularly supports the primary school with activities such as reading sessions, as well as helping out on sports days and other sporting events.

Edith Cavell pupils frequently travel to the Hewett site to take advantage of its sports facilities and take part in science, art, and foreign languages taster sessions.

Hewett Academy principal Rebecca Handley-Kirk said: “We are proud of the Hewett’s historic links with the local community, and our work supporting primary schools helps to keep those bonds strong.

“It’s always a pleasure to visit Edith Cavell Academy, and our students thoroughly enjoyed helping the younger children with their learning.”