Primary school pupils got a taste of what a day in the life of secondary school is like, thanks to Nightingale
Academy.
The school, in Edmonton, welcomed in Year 5 pupils from local primaries to experience a whole day of
secondary education.
The first project of its kind saw about 90 pupils each day follow a timetable which included maths, modern
foreign languages, IT, humanities, technology and art, as well as activities such as table tennis.

Alec Laing, assistant vice principal, said: “This is the first time we have held the day in the life event.
“It was an opportunity for Year 5 pupils to not only have an experience at secondary school, but to follow a
normal day here, including break times and lunchtime.”
The event gave pupils – from Eldon, Meridian, Starksfield, Fleecefield, Delta and Hounsfield primaries - a
flavour of what Nightingale has to offer before making their secondary school selection in Year 6 from
September.