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Portfield Primary Academy pupils prepare for secondary school
Up and down the country year six children have been preparing for the next step in their education when they make the transition from primary school to secondary school in September.
At Portfield Primary Academy in Chichester, year six pupils have been taking a look back at what they have enjoyed most during their last school year.
Many children mentioned the positive changes they had noticed during their time at the school.
Katie Burgess, 11, said that life at the school was much better since new headteacher Daryl Power joined last September.
She said: “We line up properly outside, and there is more discipline. We also have lots of new tables and chairs which are really nice.”
One of her lasting memories of her early years at Portfield Primary Academy was playing with some giant wooden blocks in the outdoor play area.
“We used to put the blocks together to make a ship and pretend we were pirates,” she added.
Children have been able to enjoy a range of activities during their time at the school, including a residential trip to Great Portheridge House in Devon where they got to try their hand at rock climbing and archery, as well as taking part on a night walk and sleeping in the woods.
Ten-year-old Callum Price’s highlight of being a student at Portfield Primary Academy was when his class went to the O2 Arena in London to perform as part of the Young Voices Choir.
He also mentioned the school winning a rounders tournament against Tangmere Academy, which was organised by headteacher Daryl Power.
Callum said: “Our Sports Development Officer, Mr Honeywood, put a rounders team together with year five and six pupils and we only had one day to practise before the tournament, but we won the cup.”
Daryl Power, headteacher, said: “We wish all our year 6 pupils the best of luck for their future.
“They have been a pleasure to teach, and we hope they enjoy their time at secondary school as much as they have at Portfield Primary Academy.”
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