Summer Newsletter 2015 - page 6

It’s been all go at GTS this week: We had Year 6 come along
to experience life at our school. During the week pupils spent
their time camping at
Ultimate High
in Westward Ho! where
they are surfed, walked did high ropes and all sorts of other
wonderful things. They also experienced life in school being
introduced to Edward III, medieval peasantry, and finding out
about The Black Death. It seems a good time was had by all.
Lydia Wooldridge from Langtree School told us she, “won’t be
nervous in September because I’ve met lots of new people in
two days.” Saffron Goldsmith from St Helens, Abbotsham and
Thomas Owen from Beaford agree, “I was worried I would get
lost, but now I am not as we have had two fun days here
getting to know our way around and meeting people” and
Thomas adds, “It’s all good. Not worried at all, and I have
made new friends.”
Courtney Martin from Great Torrington Bluecoats is looking
forward to her Enrichment lessons at GTS where pupils can
choose to do all sorts of enrichment activities such as, learn
Latin, go surfing and build a plane. Courtney wants to be
a chef when she is older so would like to choose the ‘Young
Chef challenge’ for Enrichment next term.
Finally, Shelby Morey and Courtney Martin from Great Tor-
rington Bluecoats and Shannon Blight from Buckland Brewer
have made new friends and can not wait to tackle the assault
course at the
Ultimate High
. They all want to be here now
with their new friends. All agreed that so far these are, “Best
days ever!“
Year 6 Transition Week
Cross Phased Activities with our
Primary Schools
During the summer term, teachers from GTS have been
visiting our Primary schools and providing a wide variety of
workshops in our feeder schools. They have been working
with pupils across the years from 3—6.
In Geography Mr Marston entertained 61 pupils at Shebbear
Primary School . Mr Butler and Mrs Sargeant visited Buckland
Brewer and Parkham Primary school to provide ICT lessons
and Maths masterclasses. Kirsten Mounce, GTS Literacy Co-
ordinator visited primary schools with GTS Literacy leaders to
listen to children read.
Langtree enjoyed a science theme about plant growth with Mr
Rawle. Mr O Donnell built a Roman army with the young
people at Langtree school.
Monkleigh School had fun with Mr Farmer in technology and
Mrs Burrows welcomed them to GTS for a cookery lesson.
Whilst Great Torrington
Bluecoats, Monkleigh,
Beaford, Clinton and Dolton
Primary Schools all visited
GTS to watch Oliver
Rehearsals and gave
feedback to our students on
their performances.
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