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The Hollins Summer School 2021

This summer we held our annual summer school for our new year seven students who were making the transition from year six. This has been hugely popular over the last few years and this year was no exception.

Over 90 students took part in a wide range of fun and educational activities over the five-day period which gave them the opportunity to make new friends ready for the school year ahead. The activities included IT and computing (which involved programming a human robot!), Technology where they cooked pizzas and made things using textiles, Art deigned and painted amazing face masks and the Physical Education department played a range of sports. All activities were underpinned by a focus on literacy and numeracy.

The students were also treated to a crime scene investigation day, where a real life forensic scientist came in and set up a mock crime scene and throughout the day the students had to identify the suspect. This involved taking finger prints, DNA samples and looking at a host of other evidence. Once the suspect had been identified then a court case took place and a verdict given. It was a fabulous day all round.

To round of the week off we then went for an outdoor adventure activity at Bowley Scout Camp. This was a wonderful event where the students were able to develop their team building skills on activities such as crate stacking, archery and leap of faith. Luckily the weather held out long enough for everyone to stay dry but a fantastic day was had by all.

A very successful week, where lots of new friends were made.