Turning tables on the pupils
PUPILS at an Amersham school got a taste of life on the other side of the desk this week when they ‘took over’ the school and turned teachers for the day.
In pairs, the year six girls at Heatherton House were assigned their own 40 minute lessons on Monday June 27, from drama workshops with year one to maths lessons with year four.
Year six form tutor Lisa Gibbon said: “Although the take-over day was a lot of fun, the girls took their teaching tasks very seriously indeed and put a lot of work into preparing age appropriate lessons that were engaging and enjoyable.
“By really thinking about how they were going to deliver their lesson and what they were trying to teach, the girls were able to gain a deeper understanding of the learning process.”
The take-over day was part of Heatherton’s integrated year six leavers programme that the school co-ordinates every year to help prepare their leavers for the next stage of their education.
Year six pupil Lucy Worthington said: “It was so much fun to become a teacher for a day, but it was hard work too, especially keeping the children all concentrating on one task!”
Classmate Georgia von Schmidt said: “I’ve definitely got even more respect for our teachers now.”
Lesson planning: Year six pupils at Heatherton House became teachers for the day