Aims of the project
To provide around 300 local primary school children with an exciting and educationally enjoyable day.
A main critical factor is that the weather is fine!
The immediate beneficiaries are, obviously, the children themselves who always tell us what a fun day they have had.
Background and goals
The project has been in existence for at least 25 years and so the original reason for the partnership has been lost. However, it helps us to say thank you to the schools to whom we send many of our VIth formers every Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year.
Many resources are provided by the school for the successful running of the day. Art materials, musical instruments, chemicals and other science resources, Media and Photography equipment, Sports equipment are all laid on for use by the visiting school children.
School facilities used include the sports astro pitches, Science labs, Media and Photography studios, Art Department, IT labs, Music rooms, school theatre, school library and sundry classrooms. Also, school boarding house dining rooms and Games pitches as well as the main school assembly room.
Financial contribution covers costs of resources and food/drink/snacks consumed on the day together with cost of coaches to transport the visitors both from and to their primary schools. Coach costs usually amount to around £700-£800.
The manifest benefits of the day are voiced by the enthusiastic participants themselves as well as by parents and visiting teachers.
The ages of our pupils is between 15-18 years old. Usually, around 300 pupils from Rugby School take part either running activity sessions or escorting visitors around the school.
The primary pupil numbers vary each year but usually amout to around 2700-300. They are each around 8 years old.
The genders are mixed.
Frequency and duration
The project takes place every year at the beginning of March.