Hundreds of pupils get help for the big move-up

Over 500 Year 6 pupils in 11  primary schools in South Leeds have been given a boost as they get ready for secondary education in local high schools next month.

They have all received a 64-page booklet entitled “It’s Your Move” which contains a variety of advice, hints and tips, stories and experiences from former pupils and which hopes to show that they will find their new schools both exciting and rewarding, if a little daunting in prospect.

The booklets (published by Scripture Union) have been donated by churches in South Leeds who have raised over £650 for this purpose. The organiser of the scheme, Revd. Barry Parker from Beeston Hill, said:

“We know of the very good work done by schools and their staff in preparing their students for this new experience and we hope that this booklet adds to this.”

This is now the 12th year of the scheme operating in South Leeds, covering Beeston, Cottingley, and Holbeck.  If other schools in the area would like to be considered for inclusion please ask for a copy of the booklet from Barry Parker on (0113) 276 1797 or by email to