Hurst College Hosts Albourne pupils

8th July 2020

Hurst College hosts Albourne Primary pupils


Albourne pupils from Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoy three days of activities on Hurst’s campus


Hurst College was delighted to host Years 3, 4 and 5 from Albourne C of E Primary School for three 'school-but-not-at-school' days this week.


As Hurst had already broken up for the holidays, Albourne's pupils and teachers were able to reunite on the college campus for the first time since lockdown began in March. Activity sessions included street dance, the farm, music and the forest school, plus each year group enjoyed a mini sports day in the afternoon. 


"It has been a real privilege to welcome the staff and pupils from Albourne," said Brian Schofield, Hurst's Partnerships and Liaison Lead. "We always learn a huge amount from Albourne's outstanding teachers, and have tremendous fun with their brilliant children. But it was particularly special this time to see pupils reuniting after 13 weeks of lockdown."


Anne Claxton, Head Teacher at Albourne Primary said: “We are so grateful to our neighbours at Hurst College for hosting and leading these three days for us. Staff and children had a wonderful time; ‘The best day ever’ I was told by several pupils. We look forward to continuing working together next year.”


Hurst’s Headmaster Tim Manly said: “I hope this will be the beginning of a greater role in the local educational landscape beyond our own campus and I believe that we may now be at the beginning of a very good chapter for Hurst. We are not all in the same boat and it is right for us to work with others as best we can.”