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Horrible Histories

Posted at 10:13 am on 17th October, 2017

Wellacre Academy Hosts Primary Liaison Event

Wellacre Academy and Flixton Girls (FGS) hosted our annual joint primary liaison event in September, with the aim to promote the schools to prospective Year 6 pupils whilst also supporting literacy development.  

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The event involved Year 6 boys coming to Wellacre whilst the girls attended FGS. Nearly 400 students from Acre Hall, Highfield, Kingsway, Moss Park, St Marys, St Michaels, Urmston Primary, Woodhouse and Victoria Park Primary School took part in the event  across the two sites.

The main aim was to inspire prospective students of Wellacre and FGS by giving them an exciting flavour of the lessons on offer.  The ‘Horrible Histories’ theme included well known titles as; The Blitzed Brits, Terrible Tudors, Vicious Viking, Vile Victorians and Gorgeous Georgians to name a few.  Students took part in a range of cross-curricular activities, predominantly focusing on literacy, but also including; Art, Drama, PE, Dance, Maths, Science, History and Computing.  Many students are familiar with this children’s series of books, and could engage well with the characters and texts.

Students were given the opportunity to dress up in the theme of Horrible Histories and they attended in some amazing costumes!

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The event was well received by all year 6 students and primary school teachers, St. Mary’s Primary  commented on Twitter “ A great day @WellacreAcademy Horrible Histories Primary Day.” Whilst Urmston Primary commented  "Our super Y6 girls had a great 'Horrible Histories' Day @FlixtonGS"