Families attending our Friendship Afternoon onTuesday 8th March were treated to a fun-filled afternoon ofstimulating activities including creative poetry, rock school and trampolining. The event provided pupils and their parents, joining St Mark’s in September, an opportunity to get to know the school, meet with key members of staff, current parents and students, future classmates and other families.
Pupils in Year 6 from Batheaston, St Saviour’s and St Stephen’s primaries were also invited to attend, following on from our recent Red Letter Masterclasses, where pupils experienced a dynamic mix of subjects and activities over three days. Throughout the activities, pupils collected a series of achievement stamps in their Red Letter Passport and were asked to bring it along with them to the Friendship Afternoon for a chance to win a £20 National Book Token. We are delighted to announce that Megan from St Saviour’s was the winner! Head of Year 7, Mrs Hills, presented Megan with her voucher.
The aim of our Friendship Afternoon is to find out more about our future pupils so that a personalised learning experience can be created for them, helping to make a seamless transition from primary to secondary school.
The afternoon was a huge success and it was a privilege to welcome our new families to St Mark’s. Pupils enjoyed their taste of life at St Mark’s and the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at the school. We’re looking forward to opening our doors to primary school pupils again in Terms 5 and 6 as we continue our Transition Programme.