Breda Academy welcomed 240 P7 children on Monday 12th December for a day of fun and learning.  The children enjoyed 3 learning sessions across a range of subjects including Technology & Design, Art, Home Economics, Science and Moving Image Arts.

The use of our workshops and laboratories provided the opportunity for the children to use various pieces of pretty serious equipment including the bunsen burners, saws and cookery ovens.  Making shortbread AND getting to eat it shortly after has never been so much fun.

This was not just about fun however.  According to Save the Children, there is an increasing level of anxiety amongst primary school aged children as they prepare for transition to post-primary.  At Breda Academy, we hoped to provide an experience of life in ‘big school’ which included a timetable, movement between classes and being taught by various teachers.

Of course, the pinnacle of the day was the eagerly awaited lunch which included copious amounts of Domino’s Pizza – all of which was eaten.

Every child left with a Breda Bag of Treats to remind them of their experience of Breda Academy.

The behaviour and attitude of our visitors was outstanding and a true credit to those schools involved.  Special thanks to the leadership teams and P7 teachers from the following schools for their willingness to participate:

Cregagh Primary School

Belvoir Park Primary School

Knockbreda Primary School

Orangefield Primary School

Taughmonagh Primary School

Rosetta Primary School

Knockbreda Primary School

Leadhill Primary School