STUDENTS waiting to join Park Academy, Uxbridge, in September have enjoyed a raft of summer school activities to help them settle in.

More than 50 youngsters attended the week-long event, with events from baking sessions and dance classes to inter-acting with exotic animals while also enjoying science, English and maths.

At the end of the week, they were given a new book to read before the start of term.

Jack Taylor, senior assistant principal at Park, said: ‘’Students have endured 18 months of disruption to their learning.

“For the primary students transitioning to start at secondary, [it] provided them an opportunity to become familiar with the layout of Park, get to know their teachers and peers and make new friends.”

The youngsters had an opportunity to experience some unusual creatures through The Exotic Animal Company and enjoyed dance classes organised by Step Into Dance.