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Y7 sharing their experiences of senior school

Posted: 4th July 2023

We were delighted to invite several Year 7 pupils back to Weston Green to share their experiences of senior school.  Year 6 were eager to ask questions.  Thank you to Jemima, Petra, Aoife and Arabella for coming in …. here’s what they had to say:-

How did you feel on your first day of senior school?

Excited, anxious, nervous

But it wasn’t scary.  We had two days induction where it was only year 7 and year 12.  We got to know the timetable and meet the tutors but we didn’t do any work on those days.

You have registration with form tutor and then go off to individual classes

How long did it take to get to know the school?

It took about 2 weeks to settle in properly and get to know the classrooms, school layout and the teachers and other children.

It was strange going from being oldest in Weston Green to the youngest at our new school.

Initially difficult to find way around as so many rooms to find our classes

But the older children help you out.

Do they offer clubs?

Yes we can do all the sports that we did at WGS like netball, cricket.

We also do makaton (sign language)

‘Biscuits and Books’ which is reading in the library

Art class

We have prep club you can go to before you get the after school bus which is like a homework club.

Are there any subjects you learn that we didn’t have at WGS?

Design, technology and engineering

Enrichment class which covers politics and parliament

Sports

Some schools you can flexiboard which helps if you have an early sports match the following day.  It’s like a sleepover, but you can’t stay up all night.

Everyone has opportunity to play sport and you are put into teams

We still have our sports day at Xcel Centre as it has the athletics track so it felt familiar

What is one of your fondest memories from WGS?

  • We could play with and look after the little ones (Early Years and Reception)
  • The Year 6 Residential
  • Our beach trip to West Wittering
  • Looking after our flour babies
  • Weston Green is like a small family where everyone knows each other
  • It was hard to leave our friends and go to separate schools but we will stay in touch

Any other pieces of information you’d like to share?

You get lockers (for sports equipment or your books)

Mobile phones have to be put in a pouch and you don’t use them during the day (this varies in different schools)

Private music and drama lessons you come out of lessons for

For break time you can buy healthy snacks in tuck shop or bring own snacks in

Thank you for coming to visit and share your exciting experiences.  We’re looking forward to our next adventures into our future schools!

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