Eden pupils get a taste of teaching

Five students from Eden Boys’ School, Bolton gained valuable insight into the teaching profession as they underwent work experience in The Olive School, Blackburn.

The students from Bolton began this cherished experience by participating in The Olive School’s mission to succeed in the Lancashire Youth Games at Stanley Park in Blackpool, through encouraging and motivating the youngsters.
During this day the Bolton boys helped train the cricket team individually as well as deploying enthusiastic thoughts and actions to boost the confidence of the young stars. Two staff members Mr McPartlin and Mrs Walsh were extremely impressed with the positive attitude that these boys possessed.  Moreover, throughout moments of the day the five boys also participated in other duties such as ensuring the students were safe at all times.

Hayley Walsh, Director of Leadership Specialism, at The Olive School, Blackburn, stated:
“The boys were a real asset to us on the day of the Lancashire Youth Games. Our young pupils looked up to them and they behaved as the perfect role models. Between matches they spent time practising with our team and were great at keeping them motivated. It was good to see them grow in confidence as the day went on too.”

Finally, the moment had come where The Olive School cricketers were now in the semi-finals! The boys cheered and clapped edging the students to play to the best of their abilities. Amazingly the day finally came to the end and all the hard work had confirmed an astonishing third place position. Well done, The Olive School, and keep thriving!
The Eden boys were back at The Olive School the next day where they began their next adventure by being welcomed by the AMRC bus from The University of Sheffield! The boys took part in learning about the importance of STEM subjects and how they can be pivotal to a person’s future.

Also, the AMRC bus provided futuristic facilities for The Olive School pupils such as a virtual reality experience of welding metal, and programming robots through coding programs.

Bilal Solicitor, a Year 10 pupil at Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, commented: “Our time at The Olive School was sensational because it provided us an experience which we may not find anywhere else. I really enjoyed interacting with the pupils.”

Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, a free school, opened in September 2014. The Muslim faith school currently has 499 pupils in Years 7 to 11. The school was inspected by Ofsted in May 2017 and was rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas. For more information about Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, visit www.edenboysbolton.com.

Added By: Richard | Date Added: 9th Jul 2018 | Posted In:

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