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‘The best day of my whole life’

A group of 24 pupils from two of Havering’s primary schools joined us in College for a fun-packed day of learning designed to raise aspirations.

The Year 5 and 6 schoolchildren from Broadford and Mead Primary Schools, both in Harold Hill and both part of The Learning Federation, took part in exciting activities during the Taster Day which showed them what they could achieve through hard work and with high expectations of themselves.

One of the pupils from Broadford said it had been “the best day of my whole life” and this sentiment summed up the feeling of the other children.  Another Year 5 pupil said: “I want to go to sixth form now because there are so many subjects to choose from.”

Year 6 Lead and More-Able Co-ordinator at Broadford Primary, Amelia Chau, said: “When they arrived back at school the children just couldn’t wait to tell me all about their wonderful day.”

While they were in College, the pupils enjoyed a simulated airplane ride to Ancient Rome, including an emergency landing in our full-sized replica airplane rig, built by our Engineering students for use by our Travel and Tourism students.

They then took a journey back in time all the way to the Jurassic period through an exploration of rocks and fossils in a Geology session.  They learnt about Hercules with one of our Librarians, drew pictures of their own heroes and then spent time making pottery, describing the process of developing their ideas and photographing and drawing the results.

Teaching staff from the College were supported by current students in creating this special experience.


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