Turn­ing ta­bles on the pupils

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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