Bury’s King Edward VI School pupils learn what it is like to be teachers

Georgia Whiting and Chloe Richardson from King Edward VI School working with year four pupils at Risby Primary School ANL-140312-095536001
Georgia Whiting and Chloe Richardson from King Edward VI School working with year four pupils at Risby Primary School ANL-140312-095536001
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Students from King Edward VI School had the chance to find out what it was like to be on the other side of the desk as teachers.

A creative project with Risby Primary School has seen a group of year 10 students, aged 15, become art teachers to the eight-year-olds of year four for two days.

First, the pupils from Risby were invited to King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds to create paper birds under the older students’ guidance.

Then, last week,the King Edward students visited Risby to lead groups of youngsters in creating paper bird houses for their paper birds.

There was then a competition to select the winning creation.

Rob Walden, assistant head teacher at King Edward, said:”The aims were to improve communication and leadership skills, as well as the confidence of students, and to build relationships between older students and younger ones as they look to the transition to high school.”