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Pupils at Magnus Church Of England Academy, Newark, enjoy summer activities based on Tom Fletcher's The Danger Gang

A super time was had by students when they went back to school for a host of fun activities.

More than 50 year six and seven students attended a summer school at the Magnus Church of England Academy, Newark.

The theme was based on The Danger Gang, a book by Tom Fletcher, where a strange storm gives a group of students unusual powers.

Robert Jenrick congratulating students at Magnus (50306087)
Robert Jenrick congratulating students at Magnus (50306087)

Students were given the opportunity to create their own superhero, setting and description while reading parts of the book for inspiration.

As the book involves solving a mystery the students also took part in a CSI workshop, where they needed to analyse blood samples and crime scene photos to help solve a crime.

This involved puzzle solving and working as a team under pressure.

Back row is Andy Cope, Front row left to right is Alfie Stephens, Kara Jane Eurich, Kiera Dempsey and Luke Wilkinson (50337265)
Back row is Andy Cope, Front row left to right is Alfie Stephens, Kara Jane Eurich, Kiera Dempsey and Luke Wilkinson (50337265)

Author Andy Cope paid a visit to the summer school to deliver a workshop on The Art Of Being Brilliant.

Jim Semmelroth, head of school, said: “Our summer school has been a fantastic success. It is a great opportunity for students to get to know each other and make new friends before joining our academy, as well as take part in a wide range of enriching activities.

“We are grateful to the staff and all our visitors for making this such a memorable event.”

At the end of the week students were presented with certificates, attended by Newark MP Robert Jenrick.

Mr Jenrick said: “I was delighted to attend Magnus Academy’s summer school end of week celebrations and presentation of certificates to students as part of the Department for Education’s catch-up programme.

“It was great to meet Jim Semmelroth and Paul Matuszewskyj, summer school leader, and, of course, the students who were clearly very proud of their achievements, and to see a school which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Sarah Harper, senior leader for literacy and reading, said: “For this year’s summer school, it was important that students were provided with vital catch up in areas of numeracy and literacy but also given opportunities to develop good character, a key part of Magnus’ vision.

“The students’ attitude and approach to the week was excellent and the awards ceremony at the end of the week certainly reflected this.”

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