Summer School 2021

What a wonderful week we have had at our summer school! Over 100 Y6 students joined us to take part in a range of exciting activities. From competing in our Sport’s Day challenges to racing to crack the code in the Escape Room, our students and staff have all had a truly fantastic time.

It has been a wonderful opportunity for the students to step out of their comfort zones, make new friends, meet their teachers, and have a taste of what they can expect in September. Every student that joined us was an absolute joy to work with and we cannot wait to see you again in September.

Take a look below at some of the activities that were on offer:

Monday 26th July

Our students were fantastic at cracking the code in the Escape Room with Mrs Millward and Mr Elgie. A competitive spirit was truly established as the groups all raced to be the first to finish!

Other groups were treated to a chocolate-making workshop with Mrs Ward and Mrs Wood, becoming chocolatiers, and even designing their own packaging!


Other students became product designers with Mr Healy and Mr Liddle, making a range of pencil holders that all turned out fantastic.

Tuesday 27th July

Tuesday was our very own Sport’s Day/Olympics arranged by Mr Liddle. Our students were split into four teams. The competitive spirit was fierce and that was just the teachers! The students showed fantastic team spirit, dedication and motivation taking part in Dodgeball, Benchball, team relay and Kingball. Every group was terrific, but it was Mr Elgie’s red team that were victorious on the day!


Wednesday 28th July

A carousel of activities were on offer on Wednesday of summer school. Students worked together to complete maths challenges with Mr Elgie and Mr Hailes and there was another opportunity for chocolate making with Mrs Ward and Mrs Clark.

Thursday 29th July

Thursday was our infamous ‘Duck Day’ which was organized by our careers adviser Mrs Hudson. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to show off their entrepreneurial skills by working in teams to run production lines of paper ducks. The groups were given instructions on how to make their paper ducks, respond to changing markets, meet customer demands and trade their products on the open market. A fantastic day!

Friday 30th July

Our final day of summer school ended with another carousel of fantastic activities with Mr Healy in DT, Mr Liddle in PE and Mr Elgie in Maths – a final opportunity for the students to meet new people, learn new skills and have a great time.


At Hurworth, we are passionate about driving our four core standards: resilience, respect, relationships and responsibility. Every day we have awarded certificates to our students who have demonstrated excellence in these areas.


Every single student who attended the summer school was a credit to themselves. As a thank you, we wanted to give every student a book to keep them entertained over the summer and to promote another one of our core values: a love of reading! ‘The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates’ is a wonderful coming of age story to make you laugh, cry and everything in between – enjoy!


Finally, we hope that your child had as much fun at summer school as we did. I would be most grateful if you could complete the following survey about your child’s experience.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs Millward

Costs Breakdown

Staff Costs: £7988.82
Refreshments, food, water: £447.93
Workshops/events: £1021.98
Total: £9458.73

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