New Pupils Thrive On Creative Challenge
Year 6 pupils will be showcasing short films and music they have made over the summer at Challenge College on Wednesday 4 August.
The guests attending will be treated to a screening of Lost, Fear Zone, The Jungle and The Golden Banana, a live performance of songs and an exhibition of maps made by the pupils.
The showcase is the finale of an innovative 8 day summer school designed to help pupils make the transition from primary to secondary school while being creative and having as much fun as possible.
Funded through Extended Schools Partnership and Education Bradford, the summer programme is a partnership between Challenge College, CLC, InspirEd and YouPlay.
Under the tutelage of InspirEd, who specialise in digital filmmaking workshops, the students have learned how to write poetry, shoot stop frame animation and use digital video cameras to produce short films around a jungle theme.
With YouPlay’s expert music practitioners, budding rock stars learned how to write songs and will perform on a variety of musical instruments.
The pupils have also taken the role of archaeologists as they have created a map of the school, to ensure they know their way around when they start at their new school in September!
Sian Harris, Head Teacher at Challenge College, said:
“This year we have put the emphasis of the summer school onto fun activities but keeping it based at the school.
“We want the new pupils and their families to feel part of the school and make new friends before they start and this is a fantastic way of doing it.”
Challenge College has designed the summer programme to introduce Year 6 pupils to Critical Skills learning, such as thinking, teamwork and breaking down challenges.
For more information please contact Liz Raper, PA to the Head Teacher on 01274 362058.
To view the films the children have produced go to www.inspiredworkshops.co.uk
View the press release in the Telegraph and Argus