TALENTED pupils at local schools will be back at the desks next week for some extra studying.
Year 9 students at King James’ School in Almondbury will be joined by Year 6 pupils from local feeder schools for the two-day Easter school, which gets under way on Monday next week and will study maths, English and science during the Easter break.
The sessions will include fun activities to help the junior school pupils achieve higher level grades in their SATS, which they sit in May, and the King James’ students gain A* to B grades in their GCSEs.
The initiative, at King James’ School, involves youngsters from Rowley Lane, Lepton CE, Whitley and Kirkheaton junior schools.
The Easter school is funded under the Government’s Gifted and Talented Initiative.
The project is designed to encourage promising pupils to realise their academic potential.
And for their hard work during the holidays, those taking part will get goody-bags which will contain a pencil case, pens and pencils and Easter eggs.