Plenty Of Smiling Faces As Prospective Year 7s Enjoy Their Induction Day

On Wednesday 28 June Princethorpe College was delighted to welcome 132 Year 6 pupils who will be joining the school in Year 7, this coming September 2017.

The Induction Day was a chance for them to meet fellow pupils, familiarise themselves with the layout of the school, get a feel for the sorts of lessons they can expect and generally to answer questions, allay fears and ease the transition from primary to secondary school.

Our prospective Year 7s arrived looking excited and a little bit nervous in readiness for an action-packed day. Head of Transition, Susan Harris greeted them warmly and soon had them organised into groups before their friendly Sixth Form helpers led them off to try a variety of sample lessons. They spoke Spanish, tackled some Science experiments, delved into History and a lucky few even enjoyed Ninja Maths with the Headmaster, Mr Hester.

They also met their new Tutor Groups, got to grips with the lunch queue and the dining room, talked to their Heads of House and enjoyed some fun team building activities. There was lots of excellent advice on offer from staff and current pupils and no induction day would be complete without that special treat, a legendary Princethorpe cookie!

During the day we saw plenty of smiling faces and it was clear that everyone was enjoying making new friends. We look forward to welcoming them all back again just before the start of the autumn term for the Year 7 Activity Day on Friday 1 September.