Parents get taste of new school class
6:00pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Latest News
More than 100 parents went back to school this week, for a series of taster lessons at Melksham Oak Community School.
Parents of 55 prospective pupils arrived on Tuesday night and took part hands-on lessons.
Asssistant headteacher Aidan Blowers said: “We are trying to get parents through the door and give them the same learning experience Year 6s will get.
“It’s also about changing the reputation of the school. Many parents have their own thoughts about what the school used to be when it was the George Ward College.”
Head of maths Steve Howarth showed computer programmes used to teach maths, before an interactive English session.
Sharon Stokes, of Trow-bridge, there with daughter, Arianne, 10, said: “It’s a brand new school, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to see what it’s all about.”
Tracey Fisher, whose daughter Thalia Topp will start next year, said: “The teachers make you feel welcome and put you at ease.”