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Schools in for summer, at Francis Combe Academy
11:20am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
The new intake from a Watford academy got stuck in to their learning well ahead of schedule with a summer school during the past fortnight.
More than 100 youngsters, set to start at Francis Combe Academy in September, attended a two week summer school bursting with activity.
The academy has held a summer event for incoming students for the past few years, but the activities normally lasted a maximum of three days.
This year, with added help from sponsor West Herts College , the academy held a successful two week event.
The activities across the fortnight were put on by older students from both the Academy and West Herts College and were designed to be fun and educational; incorporating literacy and numeracy into classes in food technology, sport, drama, art and music.
The pupils attended a day at Woodside Leisure Centre and learnt how sport can be linked to their own personal development and there was also a day trip to the Natural History Museum ahead of the big finale – Friday’s show of “Lion King at the Olympics”.
Summer school students Morgan Hall and Tamzin Blomfield said: “It’s been amazing. We’ve had so much fun and made loads of friends.”
Summer school students Abigail Critchell and Amy Lythaby said: “Everyone’s had a great time. We can’t wait for school to start now.”