The last major event of the academic year took place on Friday 6th July as students and their families enjoyed the traditional summer sharing party, with the added bonus this year of enjoying sports day in the morning first.
Despite the hot weather, students continued to thrive on the outdoor education opportunities that LVS Hassocks provides, and enjoyed a wide range of events at sports day. The different activities, such as javelin, athletics and tug of war, allowed them to try different things, practice working as a team and gain confidence and reward for effort and impressive performances.
Attention then turned to summer sharing where some students took charge of stalls, practicing eye contact, talking to people and handling money, whilst others just enjoyed the games.
Student Tommy said: “This has been the best sharing ever. The barbeque and ice cream were my favourite parts and I loved singing in front of my friends and family.”
A number of students took to the stage with Theo from Rok Skool to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year along with the confidence to play in front of an audience. Finn said: “It was a fantastic experience, I loved taking part. Summer sharing is one of my favourite days of the year as I love getting the chance to play the drums at it”.
The Burgess Hill Lions were present at summer sharing, presenting prizes of Amazon gift cards totalling £140 to eight students who had won the Lions’ Peace Competition that involved them creating their own pieces of artwork with a theme of peace. Tony Parris said: It was another excellent event and it was great to see the joy & excitement on so many young and happy faces, especially the winners of prizes. Burgess Hill District Lions have been involved with the school from the start and it is so rewarding to see the excellent way it is moving forward under the leadership of Terry Kelly. The staff also deserve praise for the way they care for the pupils”.
As usual one of the highlights of summer sharing was the opportunity to soak the staff, with a number of staff gaining a cooling off thanks to buckets of water and sponges thrown by students.
A full photo gallery of the LVS Hassocks Summer sharing is on our Facebook page, click here to see it.