Primary school visitors enjoying a chemistry experiment during their taster day.
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Primary Schools have taste for seconds

Bradford nine year olds get a taste of high school lessons and experience the excitement of science experiments first hand whilst visiting Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College.

Year 5 students from Thornbury Primary and Dixons Marchbank participated in a subject class they wouldn’t normally have access to at primary school as part of a Laisterdyke school initiative to help primary school children gain an understanding of what they will experience when they leave primary school.

The only school in Bradford to offer this experience to nine year olds Laisterdyke not only aim to enthuse younger children about secondary school learning but hope to diminish the fear younger children have of secondary school believing it to be an intimidating environment.

Jen McIntosh, Principal at the school, said: “It was an extremely successful event with lots of positive feedback from the feeder school staff and students. We do this every year to enable pupils to engage in the subjects they excel at in primary school at a high school level, the children find it incredibly inspiring not to mention exciting.

“It’s also nice to see the children form new bonds and friendships with children from other schools – it’s all part of preparing them for the transition and makes it much smoother for them when the time comes.”

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