The Open Doors Project for children at three primary schools took place on the school campus from 4-8 July. Sixty-nine children in Years 4 & 5 from Ronald Ross, St Mark’s and Southmead Primary Schools took part in the sports section, enjoying a range of activities including dodgeball, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, football and swimming in the school pool. The children were patiently and sympathetically coached by eleven King’s and Ricards Lodge High School students in Years 11 and 12, guided by King’s staff. On the last day, each of the students spoke eloquently about the week at a friendly awards ceremony in our Great Hall, during which the children were awarded certificates and medals in front of their parents and teachers.
Meanwhile, fifty-three children in Year 4 from St Mark’s and Southmead Primary Schools spent the week exploring the theme of the four seasons in drama , music and art workshops run by teachers at King’s. Encouraged by a team of sixteen students from King’s and Ricards Lodge High School supervised by three student volunteers, the children devised a section of the show each day, creating their own musical accompaniment and making props which included fireworks, a giant daffodill and a swarm of bees. Seasons was performed in the School theatre on Friday to a packed house consisting of parents and staff. Some children and students on the project were members of our Junior and Senior Aspirations projects, and many of the primary school children will go on to attend the secondary schools in the Wimbledon Partnership. The Open Doors Project was supported by the Friends of KCS.
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