Swindon school to host open day with impressive prize draw

By Jessica Durston - 20 September 2021

  • Lawn Manor Academy students (L-R) Adam (Drums), Izaak (Guitar), Prajwell (vocals), Lewis (Bass Guitar) and Robin (Keyboard)

    Lawn Manor Academy students (L-R) Adam (Drums), Izaak (Guitar), Prajwell (vocals), Lewis (Bass Guitar) and Robin (Keyboard)

Lawn Manor Academy's Year 5 & 6 open day will give students the chance to win a Fire Tablet 7.

  • Deputy Headteacher, Russell Langdown

    Deputy Headteacher, Russell Langdown

Primary school pupils will have the chance to win the tablet when attending a tour of Lawn Manor Academy on Thursday 23 September. 

The school is opening its doors to Years 5 and 6 pupils and families who are deciding which secondary schools they would prefer to join in September 2022 or 2023.

The visitors will be able to tour the school and take part in a wide range of activities within the different departments. This will include trying their hands at musical instruments they have never played before, taking part in some science experiments and challenging themselves and others in a Maths Countdown quiz.

The school says attendees will also learn what it means for Lawn Manor Academy to be an established Forest School – with a dedicated outdoor learning area and small-scale eco-system that allows children to develop a range of skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.

But as they travel around the school, they should also be on the lookout for quiz clues on displays and within demonstrations. The names of the pupils who get all the correct answers will go into a draw, and one lucky winner will become the owner of a brand new Fire 7 Tablet.

Deputy headteacher Russell Langdown said: “Stepping up to senior school can feel daunting to some pupils, while others can’t wait to start a new school.

“In our experience, if Years 5s and 6s have the chance to see around the school they may be joining and take part in whichever activities they are interested in, it’s a great ice-breaker. They have great fun on the evening, but importantly also feel much more confident about coming here to start Year 7.”

Lawn Manor say there is no need to book for the open evening, which starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm – pupils can simply turn up with their parents or carers. Headteacher Sandra Muir will give a presentation at 6pm in the school’s West Manor Hall.

For those unable to attend Thursday evening, the school is offering tours by a member of the Senior Leadership Team on Saturday 2 October between 10am and noon.

These tours will need to be pre-booked. To book, members of the public can contact the Headteacher via 01793 427732 or admin@lawnmanor.org .

Lawn Manor say it is also possible to book a tour between now and the half term holiday to see the school during a school day.

To arrange this members of the public can, contact the headteacher’s PA via the number or email address listed above.

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