The Carlton Academy invited local primary school pupils to a huge art and design event to help the youngsters see what attending a secondary school is like. Some of the work that students did was in the academy’s Art department.
Hayley Dyer-Ince said: “To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, along with the discovery of a new planet, this year’s theme provided experiences within the Arts to commemorate the most famous scientific instrument ever built.”
Pupils from Carlton Central Junior School, Westdale Junior School, Haddon Primary School, Porchester Junior School, Priory Junior School and All Hallows C of E Primary School joined the academy for the event.
“The pupils took part in five different workshops throughout the day; dance, music, drama, art and design technology,” continued Mrs Dyer-Ince.
“Each workshop was designed to allow experiences based on the cosmic wonders of our universe.
“We hope that the day provided an enjoyable and educational experience and gave the children the chance to view a secondary school day for themselves, as well as seeing the facilities on offer here at The Carlton Academy.”
Daniel Bondswell, from Porchester Junior School, painted a mask in the art class and said: “I am really enjoying it. This school is really big compared to the one I go to but I think it’s cool.”