Olivia Forrest (Year 5 teacher at Glory Farm Primary School) – Absolutely fantastic afternoon.The kids have really enjoyed seeing what The Cooper School have to offer and the interactivity has been great whilst learning about recycling.
Jack Gardener (Year 5) – Today I have been baking, designing and seen the Music, Drama, Art and Design departments.The day has been good and designing was best. I’m really looking forward to coming here.
Macy Byfield & Gaveen Sandhu (Year 9 Students) – Today we have looked at abstract art which we have transferred to tyres and plant pots in order to upcycle. The Year 5’s seemed to really enjoy themselves using acrylic paints on tiles in comparison to the regular paints they use in their primary school. They also have had the chance to use different materials that they don’t get the chnace to use otherwise at the moment. I would encourage Year 5’s to attend days like this as it is a great opportunity to see what secondary offers, what they will get to do differently at Secondary and it also brings to light ideas for the Primary teachers to reuse in their classes.
Sophie Bradford & Keziah Smith (Year 9 Students) – We are trying today to teach Year 5’s about the importance of recycling so that they may begin now. The idea is that if we highlight this to them whilst younger they may be more likely to do it as they grow up. In Drama, we had to ask the Year 5 students about recycling to find out what they already may or may not know. Including the symbolism of the three arrows that make up the recycling logo: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We did this through various games that involved physical activity to answer.