Transition activities are often based on themed projects such as Big Music Share Concert whereby the Transition co-ordinator will work with many agencies and schools to pull together a project. Big Music Share took place in February 2018 and was supported by City Music Trust and Lichfield Cathedral School. Cathy Lamb the Director of Lichfield Cathedral School spent a half term delivering music lessons across a number of primary schools and the culmination of all the lessons was a Music Share concert held at The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent.
Spanish Taster days have been a great success where students in Year 4 5 & 6 who are learning a new language for the first time have the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the Academy participating in lessons delivered by staff but also gaining a flavour of the country they are learning about. Taster Food is served in the afternoon and everyone gets into the spirit and the culture of that country.
Annual Themed World Book day for primary schools is held every March and pupils are invited to dress up and participate in literacy-based activities in our Learning Resource Centre. Previous themes have included: Dragon themed/ Winnie the Pooh/Alice in Wonderland.
Other transition projects have included Charity Football events with Stoke City, Manchester United and Port Vale football clubs all in attendance. Transition Bike Rides for Years 5/6 students coming to the Academy Transition Biking afternoon.
In July the academy hosts two days of formal transition, including a parent information evening and a Be the Best – Graduation Assembly with parents.