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The Maths corridor transformed itself into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
The Maths corridor transformed itself into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Story and photos by Amy Hancock

Firth Park Academy’s Y6 open evening on 26th September was phenomenal, with staff from all departments donning costumes to bring the school to life.

The Maths corridor transformed itself into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, English became Hogwarts, and Humanities had a corridor full of creepy mannequins. Visiting students embraced the evening, throwing themselves into the activities. The languages department provided international treats for the students, whilst in Science, teacher Ben Shore brought chemistry to life, as a mad scientist with a broken arm!

Principal Dean Jones stated:

“I loved sharing our Open Evening with over 250 families and their children. I was proud to hear the praise from parents for the manners and respect shown by our student leaders who took tours and talked so positively about FPA.”

Staff and students worked together to bring the school to life through their costumes, activities and a performance of the musical ‘Grease!’; the atmosphere was unavoidable.

Teacher Ben Shore brought chemistry to life, as a mad scientist with a broken arm
Teacher Ben Shore brought chemistry to life, as a mad scientist with a broken arm.
The Maths corridor transformed itself into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
The Maths corridor transformed itself into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

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