Fun continues with primary school transition days

Primary school pupils have been taking trips to the Great Barrier Reef and up into space thanks to Pool Academy’s Virtual Reality headsets.

Sports activities, robot fun and problem solving have also been taking place throughout the week as part of transition sessions.


The first event was held in the maths department. Pupils attending were given sheets of dotty paper to make a jigsaw which could create a number of different shapes with its pieces. They were also given other problem solving riddles to try.

Robot fun took place the next day with teacher Tim Bareham in the IT department. The youngsters got to steer small robots along a route through school corridors and into the outside areas.

On Thursday children travelled far and wide thanks to virtual reality headsets. They were given a number of different adventures they could follow from the safety of their chairs.

Phil Jones, school ITC Network Manager, led the session.

Phil Jones with a collection of Virtual Reality headsets.

Phil Jones with a collection of Virtual Reality headsets.

He said: “The pupils loved it. They really got into it. Their favourite one was the International Space Centre and the Great Barrier reef. They also liked the Roald Dahl one which was set inside his writing shed.”

On Friday around 14 pupils came dressed in their PE kits ready to take on some sporting challenges. They were given a choice of playing football, tennis or getting out the trampolines for a bounce.

Alistair Durant said it was a good turnout to the session and he hoped to see lots more children take part in future sport transition sessions.

Christiana Richardson