The Wallace High School hosted their annual Year 8 Intake Day last Wednesday to welcome the incoming P7 pupils to the school.
Activities on the day were based in the Technology, Science, PE, Art and Maths departments with pupils also getting the opportunity to meet their new class tutors and other pupils in their class in an informal and fun manner. Current Year 8 pupils at the Lisburn school welcomed the new intake and also acted as guides throughout the day.
Saffron Cairns was one of these helpers and was delighted to share her first year experience with the P7s: “It’s been a really positive experience for me at Wallace in my first year and I’ve made lots of new friends. It was fun to see and meet all the new pupils and help them to get to know the school and also to help them feel welcome in Wallace.”
During our PE visit we were put into groups for a scavenger hunt and we got a bit wet but it was so much fun we didn’t care. In the Art department we made badges, another first for me. Finally we went to Science, to do some experiments with chemicals. I enjoyed this because I have never done that before and loved the proper Science labs. It made me feel like a real professor. I really enjoyed the activities day in Wallace. I met some really nice friends, some really nice teachers andI am really excited about coming in August.”
Mrs Cairns was delighted with the success of the day which has become an important day in the school calendar: “It was fantastic to see so many of our new pupils in school last Wednesday as we feel that it helps pupils feel more comfortable when they arrive at the beginning of the new school year. As ever, they seemed to enjoy the day, the varied range of activities on offer and also the opportunity to meet their new class tutor and class mates.”