On 23 and 24 September, Redcar Academy welcomed a host of Year 6 students from local primary schools through its doors for two Open Mornings. Themed on the Harry Potter series, students were treated to an entertaining showcase of the academy’s Maths and Science curriculum. The events marked the beginning of open event season for the academy, and were the latest in a series of exciting events planned for primary school students over the course of this academic year.
Students from Dormanstown, Coatham, Riverdale, Zetland, Lakes, Green Gates and Newcomen Primary Schools attended in impressive numbers to witness a range of captivating presentations. The Maths department demonstrated tantalisingly tough mathematical puzzles to the students, which would appear to require a magic trick to solve. However, the guests were taught that solutions to each of the puzzles can be found through problem solving, algebra and patterns.
Remaining with the Harry Potter theme, Science activities focused on creating ‘wands’ which changed colour when exposed to a Bunsen burner, giving students a fascinating lesson on the properties of different chemicals.
The students left the academy enthralled by their experiences, witnessing how the curriculum at Redcar Academy can be applied in interesting and enjoyable ways.
Following on from the activity mornings was the Open Evening, which invited parents and students along to visit the academy once more, for a comprehensive tour of the building and a chance to see several areas of the curriculum in action.
Christine Parker, Headteacher, commented: “It was a fantastic occasion to welcome so many primary students and their families to Redcar Academy. The Open Mornings and Open Evening have done a superb job in showcasing our comprehensive curriculum, dedicated staff and welcoming environment, and we look forward to hosting further events in the coming weeks.”
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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