Boys enjoy footy, chess and more

Gleed Boys Summer School'giant chess for Andrew Tarpley and Shaun Myers
Gleed Boys Summer School'giant chess for Andrew Tarpley and Shaun Myers
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CREATIVE writing, archery, football, comic strip design and chess – these are just a few of the activities that were on offer to the 45 participants of Spalding’s Gleed Boys’ Summer School.

The week-long event was for pupils starting year seven at the Gleed Boys’, helping them make new friends and become accustomed to the school.

All of the activities had an element of fun, the theme this year was linked to chocolate, and the students watched Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, baked their own sweets and made iron-on T-shirt designs which they later wore for their trip to Cadbury World.

Activities such as cookery and numeracy are linked with the subjects they’ll take further as new year sevens in September and this helps the students adjust to secondary school subjects.

The summer school is an annual event and was funded by a grant from Lincolnshire County Council, as well as sponsorship donations from Bakkavor shops.

Summer School co-ordinator Mary Pitcher said she was very grateful for the sponsorship, as without it the school would not have happened. She added: “It ended up in the running of a very successful and beneficial week.”