By Linzi Fraser, Phoebe Allan, Katie Hunt & Fiona Wilson
On Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th June, Primary sevens from the Forres ASG got their first taste of secondary school life. The pupils first spent Wednesday morning having a tour and getting a taste for the school as well as meeting their guidance tutors. During the afternoon and throughout the second day it was down to a bit of work with their first taste of following their timetables.
When we spoke to some of the new pupils we found them enjoying an experiment in Science and getting their first taste of an Art and Computer lesson. We asked some former Anderson’s pupils how they were enjoying their day. Charlie McCann told us “It’s a lot less scary than I expected now I’ve been given my timetable and the buddies are a real help” We also spoke to some pupils on Thursday whilst they were enjoying a taste of some of their lessons. We spoke to Amy Duncan a former pupil of Applegrove on how she was finding her second day. Amy told us “I’m really enjoying myself, especially Science. We did an experiment and I really liked it.”
However, although the pupils were enjoying themselves there were still a few nervous faces about coming up after the holidays. Rachel McKenzie, also a former pupil from Applegrove told us “I’m feeling better than before but I’m still nervous.”
We spoke to several Guidance Tutors on how the days went and Mrs Tanya Winwood told us “Overall the pupils have been fantastic in classes and have worked well with their buddies. They got very involved in their classes, particularly enjoying Science and Social Subjects.”
Thursday and Friday at the Academy was a great success and all the pupils and staff look forwarding to seeing the new S1s again after the holidays with the same positive attitude they showed on induction days!