Global Learning Programme (GLP) KS2-KS3 transition project – Cirencester Deer Park School (CDPS), Gloucestershire

Today, I set off rather early for Cirencester Deep Park School (CDPS) in order to deliver a whole day’s workshop, centred around the Arctic, to nearly 70, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils and accompanying members of staff.

18 thoughts on “Global Learning Programme (GLP) KS2-KS3 transition project – Cirencester Deer Park School (CDPS), Gloucestershire

  1. R. Lillington

    The pupils reflected on the workshop during the lesson on Friday and they had a really enjoyable time.
    Thanks again for a fantastic day.

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    1. Emma Post author

      They were a pleasure to teach and great ambassadors for your school.
      It makes all the time and effort involved in organising such an event even more worthwhile when the experience is so impacting too.

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  2. Rob Hudson

    I sat in on the dance session for a few minutes before lunch.
    It was amazing what was achieved in forty minutes. I was impressed, particularly by the total involvement of all the children.

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    1. Emma Post author

      I agree!
      Sarah is incredibly creative and disciplined. The children, even the less active/sporty ones, are always inspired and feel encouraged to ‘have a go’.

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  3. Year 8 pupil, Cirencester Deer Park School.

    The best sessions were the dance and cooking sessions because I had so much fun and it was so enjoyable working with other pupils from other schools and finding out more about the Arctic in other subjects.

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    1. Emma Post author

      Your enjoyment and productivity are clearly evident from the photographs shared with me by the Head of Humanities at Cirencester Deer Park School.
      Thank you for all your input.
      I am pleased that you managed to extend your knowledge and understanding of this incredible region throughout the day too.

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  4. Head of Humanities, Cirencester Deer Park School.

    What a brilliant day! It was fantastic to host the event and to give our Year 8 pupils the opportunity to work with pupils from Year 6. They loved the variety of tasks and the role that they they took on as ambassadors. It was a great cross-curricular and cross-key stage project and was a superb case study of how place can be used as a

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    1. Emma Post author

      Thank you for hosting the event and for all your forward-thinking, planning and preparation.
      I am glad students enjoyed the day. Do thank them for supporting Key Stage 2 pupils with their learning and making them feel welcome at ‘big’ school.
      Yes, we did manage to cram quite a lot into the time we had, as well as demonstrating what a relevant, important and lively subject geography is!

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  5. Year 8 pupil, Cirencester Deer Park School.

    I especially enjoyed meeting and talking to a real Arctic explorer. I enjoyed finding out more about the Arctic and working with pupils from the primary schools. I enjoyed all the sessions and I would definitely like to take part in similar projects in the future.

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    1. Emma Post author

      It was great to have Rob with us for part of the day and hear about his first-hand experiences of the Arctic, see his specialist kit, etc. … we were very lucky.
      Thank you for supporting Key Stage 2 pupils with their learning. I am pleased that you learnt more about the Arctic in the process too.
      Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to take part in similar initiatives again in the near future … I will see what I can instigate!

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