Stockland Green School gets creative with neighbouring primary schools
A popular Erdington secondary school has teamed up with four partner primary schools to give younger children the chance to find out what big school has to offer. The Stockland Green School has opened its doors to Year 5 gifted and talented pupils from fellow Arthur Terry Learning Partnership school, Brookvale, along with neighbouring Featherstone, Slade and Short Heath primaries.
The initiative is part of the school’s inventive Creative Minds programme, which enables pupils from partner primaries to experience life as a student at Stockland Green. Pupils are given the opportunity to use state-of-the-art facilities in drama, PE, technology, ICT and science. The youngsters visit the school for six mornings over a half term, with a final celebration afternoon to showcase their work.
As well as being fun and engaging, the lessons are designed to stretch and challenge some of the extremely able students who will be joining us later in their school career. Feedback from both staff and students has been exceptionally positive and a second programme will run later in the year due to increased demand.
Lawrie Carey, Stockland Green’s assistant headteacher