Despite having to forgo holiday lie-ins, students were smiling when they arrived to participate in summer school activities which took place on 30 and 31 August as part of the Covid Recovery Programme. 


Following consultation between teachers and pupils during the summer term, specific areas of learning which had been particularly affected by lockdowns, remote learning and covid absences were identified and the pupils involved were invited to attend via letters given out on review day and school assemblies.  



Six courses ran over the two days:

  • English Literature poetry recap for Years 10 & 11
  • Imedia Coursework for Year 11
  • Food Technology for Year 10
  • Product Design for Year 10
  • Geography Recap for Y11
  • Maths for A' Level Aspirants for Y11

Mr Middleton, Head of Maths, was very grateful to colleagues from St John Rigby who provided an inspirational Teams session for students on A' Level Maths courses.

Students really enjoyed the days saying that they had 'learned loads' and had 'great fun'.

Mrs Payne, who organised the event, feels that the summer school activities will have given the pupils an excellent boost to their confidence and should provide a valuable start to the new school year.  She is especially grateful to staff for coming in to teach the students in the last week of their holidays.

Hopefully, Summer School signals that this year will see a real return to normality post covid, especially with regards to extra-curricular opportunities such as the ones held this week.  St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School has a strong tradition of offering students a range of opportunities to broaden their experiences and it will be wonderful to watch the students grow and learn as they participate in the many extra sessions that the school offers.