On 21st January Shrewsbury Riverside welcomed Year 6 families from Shrewsbury City Campus for a special transition event. In August, these families will become the first ever cohort to join our Senior School having completed their primary education at the newly-built Sukhumvit-Rama 9 primary school.
As part of the ‘One School, Two Campuses’ vision, a detailed transition programme has been designed in collaboration by the senior management of both campuses to ensure that parents and students are well-informed and well-prepared ahead of their much-anticipated move. The communities at both locations have forged extremely close ties since the opening of City Campus 2018, and the respective Year 6 cohorts are already well known to each other having participated alongside each other in a number of specially planned events and activities.
Riverside’s Vice Principal, Head of Senior, Mr. Rob Millar, is looking forward to officially welcoming the new arrivals in August.
“Shrewsbury Riverside and City Campus share the same mission and values so it is with great pleasure that we invite families to take the next step in their educational journey with us”, He beamed.
“It will be a big change for these students and their families but the wealth of opportunities available will ensure that they will find their niche and flourish”.
Riverside Principal, Mr Chris Seal officially welcomed the parents and spoke of these opportunities at length. He also mentioned the recent successes of Shrewsbury Alumni in terms of exam results and entry into some of the world’s best Universities, making it clear that these same opportunities awaited City Campus’ Year 6’s.
These sentiments were echoed by Ms Amanda Dennison, City Campus Principal, who noted that the event gave Year 6 parents and children an important glimpse into the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
“This is history in the making. Our founding Year 6 children will be the first to graduate to Riverside in August 2020 and we are excited and looking forward to seeing them thrive” she exclaimed.
Families toured the Senior School, visiting the Design Technology department, History, Mathematics and various other locations, speaking with Heads of Department along the way.
To round out the transition day current Year 7 students gave accounts of their experiences this year; the challenges they faced and some tips to help them through the confusing and stressful moments. These words will surely echo when the big day comes later this August.