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Posted on April 02 2015

We were delighted to welcome back to school our past Year 6 pupils, to take part in a highly successful transition evening on 26 February 2015.

It was lovely to see them in new uniforms and we were impressed with the confident and empathetic way they shared their experiences of the transition into Year 7. It was a pleasure to see how they had grown into successful, mature, passionate students, the perfect role models for the children at Forest Park Prep.

We would like to thank them also for providing suggestions on how we can further improve the Year 6 experience in readiness for senior school. We are proud to have them as our alumni and we look forward to sharing their stories on the school website.

This week, we meet Tanya and Prithvi for a quick chat, away from the questioning crowds of the Year 5 and 6 children.  They shared some of their thoughts with us…

 

Tanya – Year 7 at Withington Girls’ School

What was your role of responsibility at Forest Park Prep?

Head Girl

Where do you currently go to school?

Withington Girls’ School, Year 7

What at was it like returning to Forest Park?

I have really enjoyed my visit back.  I loved seeing my friends, sharing stories and passing on my experiences to the Year 5 and 6 children. It’s also lovely to see how the school has changed.

What changes have you seen to Forest Park Prep?

It looks so different on the inside; it’s completely painted fresh and bright, with new photographs everywhere.

What was your favourite memory or experience whilst at Forest Park Prep?

What I definitely miss about Forest Park Prep is that you are really tight with the people in your class and you know everyone really well in the whole school – one big family!  Whereas at Withington, you mostly mix with your form.  We are really close friends and I also mix with other forms too but it’s not quite the same.

Would you like to share any thoughts about how we could improve our transition evening next year?

I really enjoyed the format tonight.  It’s been really interesting talking to everyone separately.  Perhaps next year, we could split the groups into focus areas and dig deeper into certain areas such as sport, core subjects and form time. The environment this year is more relaxed and the children feel happy to ask questions that previously they would not have asked.

 

 

Prithvi – Year 7 at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

What was your role of responsibility at Forest Park Prep?

Sports Captain

Where do you currently go to school?

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

What was it like returning to Forest Park?

It’s really good to see friends and see how school has altered – like, the different coloured walls and the layout of the school – it’s changed a lot! It’s been really good to tell someone what you’re doing and it can warn them to ‘what’s’ coming!

What was your favourite memory or experience whilst at Forest Park Prep?

I miss the classwork.  Lessons were so much fun and we learnt so much but we were able to laugh a lot. It would be really quiet one minute then someone would laugh and it would catch on – we would all end up laughing!

What differences are there between attending Forest Park Prep and your current school?

Forest Park Prep really teaches you many things in detailed ways, whilst at Altrincham Grammar; it’s just an hour per subject, so you don’t get through everything you what to know within that time.

Would you like to share any thoughts about how we could improve our transition evening next year?

It really helped me when I was in Year 6, they told us what would go on in high school.  Maybe ask the Year 7’s to bring text books and exercise books?  I brought in my timetable to share with them, so they could see all the different subjects we cover in one day.

 

To find out what our Alumni thought of the School production, 'Musical Mayhem', click here.

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