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FUN AND GAMES The youngsters learning circus skills at a summer transition school for 11-12 year olds at The Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132245-6933)
FUN AND GAMES The youngsters learning circus skills at a summer transition school for 11-12 year olds at The Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132245-6933)
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It’s a scary time moving from primary to secondary school.

So at Admiral Lord Nelson School, new students have been taking part in transition days to make the big move that little bit easier.

Zoe Sampson is enterprise manager for extended services at the school.

She said: ‘It’s a chance for them to have fun, meet some of the teachers, get used to the layout of the school and make some new friends.

‘It went well. The parents loved it and the kids loved it and enjoyed themselves.’

Children from the three main feeder schools in the area – Westover Primary, Copnor Juniors and Lyndhurst Juniors – took part.

They have been taking part in different activities including trampolining, circus skills and DJing.

They also had a trip to Paultons Park, near Romsey.

And among all that, the children also had some introduction lessons to maths, English, science and languages.

They had the chance to make some clay tiles which they designed themselves and which will be displayed inside the school.

Zoe added it was a good opportunity for the children to get involved in activities and socialise with the other children.

‘They have all said that they feel a lot more confident about coming in in September,’ she said.

‘They are a lot less daunted about starting now that they have had a head start on the other kids.’