Children at Framfield and Blackboys Primary Schools had the opportunity to take over adult roles in their schools.
At Framfield more than 50 children from all year groups applied for jobs ranging from office support staff, to class teacher, to headteacher. Teachers handed over the reins as pupils delivered lessons planned and resourced by themselves.
Harry Fenton in Year 5 said: ““Everyone was in a brilliant mood throughout the day and it was a lovely experience watching the children teach. All the lessons gave the children an enormous chance to be creative. Many of the young teachers had researched the topic of their respective classes, meaning the lesson tied in well.”
The teachers enjoyed the day too. Emma Verson, Class 2 teacher at Framfield said: ““There was a great atmosphere across the school.
“I was really impressed with how the children stepped up to the plate, took their roles seriously and showed such a range of potential talent.
“This is definitely something the Thomas a Becket Federation – of Framfield and Blackboys schools – want to continue being involved in as it enables children to get a feel for adult roles and responsibilities in a fun and supportive environment:”
The children said they learned a lot from the experience, although Margot from Year 2 did observe that the role of Class 1 Teaching Assistant was not quite as glamorous as she had imagined it would be.
See pictures taken on the day below:
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