A SPECIAL academy where seven-year- olds are taught Russian and five-year- olds how to cook has opened its doors at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School.
Every Friday throughout March the normal timetable at the Hartford school is abandoned for two hours to enable the 360 pupils on roll to tackle something completely new.
Subjects on offer range from outdoor survival to Strictly Come Dancing – and the children are loving every minute of it.
Other subjects on the academy’s syllabus include tag rugby, chess, jewellery making, drama, kwik cricket, public speaking, woodwork, digital photography, thinking skills and modrock modelling.
Children are also offered the chance to learn German and Spanish and try their hand at watercolour painting, First Aid, gardening, card making and team building.
A school spokeswoman said: “The intention is to enhance the curriculum and develop skills and competencies by offering a diverse range of subjects for the children to experience.”