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Princethorpe Welcomes New Year 7s For An Action Packed Induction Day

27 Jun

Wednesday 26 June was an exciting day for the 140 Year 6 pupils who will be joining Princethorpe College in Year 7, in September 2019.

For this new generation of Princethorpians, the Induction Day was a chance for them to meet their new classmates, familiarise themselves with the layout of the school, get a feel for the sorts of lessons they can expect and to generally ask questions, allay any fears and ease the transition from primary to secondary school.

Our incoming 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 teaching groups before their friendly Sixth Form helpers led them off to try a variety of sample lessons. They played Diffy in Maths, learnt body parts in Spanish, explored compasses and map reading in Geography, studied Macbeth in Drama and painted cityscapes in Art.

They also met their new Vertical 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 a 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 our new Year 7 back again just before the start of the Michaelmas Term for the Year 7 Activity Day on Friday 30 August.

New Year 7 Induction Day