King's St Alban's

17 February

Excitement builds for Year 6 transition to ‘Big King’s”

Year 6 pupils welcomed Miss Arnold, Head of Lower Years at King’s School Worcester, for an informative assembly this week. Miss Arnold congratulated the pupils on their recent entrance examination results ahead of their transition to ‘Big King’s’ in September, recognising all of their efforts and hard work.


In fact, ‘work’ was the word of the day as Miss Arnold began the assembly with a game of charades to introduce the children to the benefits of work. This was followed by a lively question and answer session, where the pupils learnt about research findings on the importance of work. They learnt that work is necessary; it can be creative, it can be hard but it is actually good for us! Year 6 proved to be a brilliant, engaging audience, giving lots of example and ideas to support the theories. The discussion certainly ignited the pupils’ thoughts about the skills and strengths they have that they can bring to their future work.


Miss Arnold rounded off the assembly by stressing the importance of keeping up their hard work in order to be ‘King’s ready’ in September. We are sure they were listening and taking heed of her advice. There was a little time at the end of the session, which lent itself to a few quick questions about life in the Senior School for Year 7; this really whet the pupils’ appetites for the coming academic year.


The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session with Miss Arnold. It forms just part of an extensive transition programme which has been developed for Year 6 pupils at both King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford to ensure a smooth transition to the Senior School.


Extending an appreciative thank you to Miss Arnold, one pupil commented, “I am hugely excited about transitioning to ‘Big King’s’ and all the opportunities that lie ahead – I can’t wait to get started!”