Weekend programme has given pupils a good start

Judges and contestants in Fun on Saturday event at Portsmouth High School for Girls. Southsea, Portsmouth.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (150601-201)
Judges and contestants in Fun on Saturday event at Portsmouth High School for Girls. Southsea, Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings (150601-201)
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PUPILS have wrapped up a nine-week Fun on Saturday programme which saw them tackling tasks spanning science, cookery, art, geography and design technology.

Participants gave presentations and were awarded prizes at an event at Portsmouth High School, which hosted the programme.

Presenting their art Isabelle Hutton and Emma Corti. ''Fun on Saturday event at Portsmouth High School for Girls. Southsea, Portsmouth.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150601-212)

Presenting their art Isabelle Hutton and Emma Corti. ''Fun on Saturday event at Portsmouth High School for Girls. Southsea, Portsmouth.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150601-212)

The school’s assistant headteacher Graeme Field said he was delighted with the success of the scheme, which saw 18 pupils from eight different schools working together in pairs.

He said: ‘We enabled the children, all aged nine and 10, to acquire different skills.

‘We also discovered that the nine weeks have helped develop their confidence and we hope that we have encouraged them to look at learning from a different viewpoint.’

Team Livily, which included Livia Jeram from Northern Parade Junior School and Lily Yeoman from St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, were the winning team.

I’ve met new friends and learned lots in science, DT and art.

Lily Yeoman

Lily said: ‘I have loved the last nine weeks. I’ve met new friends and learned lots in science, DT and art.’

Portsmouth deputy lord mayor councillor David Horne said: ‘This has been a wonderful event.

‘The presentations from the children have been excellent and will stand them in good stead on their onward journey through life.’

Giulia Thomas and Ava Errington-Noden present their art to judges.

Giulia Thomas and Ava Errington-Noden present their art to judges.

Benjamin Moudsley and Alex Chalmers-Stevens giving their presentation.

Benjamin Moudsley and Alex Chalmers-Stevens giving their presentation.