Teamwork is winning recipe for new Purbrook Park School pupils

Graham Galbraith

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MOVING up to secondary school can be an intimidating experience.

But that won’t be the case for 11 and 12-year-olds who have already made good friends at Purbrook Park School thanks to a special team-building event.

The youngsters spent all of yesterday with Year 10 students learning about the school as well as taking part in fun quizzes and challenges, like making parachutes out of bin liners and string.

Kirstie Allen, head of Roman house – one of four tutor groups with students aged from 11 to 16 years – said: ‘The day went brilliantly and the atmosphere was great.

‘The day was all about making the new year seven students feel more comfortable and secure before the whole school returns.

‘The team-building activities help create friendships and links early on.

‘It means the year sevens know older children they can go to if they have questions.

‘We’ve been doing this for about five years.

‘The feedback is always positive.’