Aims of the project
This is a programme of Saturday workshops which gives children a chance to learn in a new way, with able children from a couple of other primary schools, and in the excellent facilities of Bromley High School.
The programme seeks to address the requirements of local primary school heads in terms of extension activities for their most able students. Our measure of success is the pupils' own self reflection logs and the assessment of our participating school heads. We invite familes of participants into the school and to our Community Day where the pupils perform. This gives schools a platform to showcase the talents of their pupils. Students grow in confidence and experience increased self esteem.
Background and goals
The project was initially founded five years ago in partnership with the SHINE foundation but is now entirely funded by Bromley Hogh School and organised by Bromley High School in collaboration with partner schools.
This is based at Bromley High School and uses our facilities. Bromley High teaching staff are involved as or teaching and non teaching staff from the participating schools.
It is a programme of 6 Saturday mornings and there is no financial contribution from the participating schools.
The project is reviewed annually with Heads of participating schools after the end of the programme. All participants keep a log and review and reflect upon the impact of the project on their learning.
Pupils who attend are both boys and girls and they are from Year 5/6. The SHINE participants form a joint choir with Bromley High Junior School pupil and perform together. Older Bromley High students partipate as helpers for example with the Duke of Edinburgh camping activities or with Science or DT activities.
Frequency and duration
This is a project that is carried out annually over six Saturday mornings in the summer term.