NEARLY 200 pupils found a buddy at Bishop Heber High School on a special intake day.
In September the high school will receive 180 pupils from 32 different primary schools in the area. To aid the transition process more than 110 Year 7 students volunteered to act as a buddy to Year 6 pupils coming up to Heber in September.
These pupils visited their old primary school and spent time with the Year 6 pupils talking about their first year at High School. On intake day these Year 7 buddies continued to support the new intake, meeting and greeting them as they arrived at school and showing them around, making sure that they knew where to go. The buddy system will continue in September until the new Year 7 has settled into a routine.
Teacher Louise Robinson said: “On intake day Year 6 pupils met their new form tutor and experienced workshops in science, English, art and design technology.
“During the day they were involved in activities that encouraged them to interact with pupils from other primary schools, helping to gain confidence and establish new friendships.”