Bill Goodwin, Director of Development at the University of Brighton Academies Trust and Colin Taylor, Headteacher at Oakmeeds Community College, presented an iPad mini to year 6 student, Ryan Goss who attends Birchwood Grove Primary School in Burgess Hill.
One of many children who took part in a fact finding activity at Oakmeeds’ recent open evening, Ryan was the lucky winner of the prize.
The well-attended open evening gave current year 6 students and their families the opportunity to meet students, staff and explore the college.
One parent said: “The evening was brilliant, very informative and very hands-on for the children looking around. The pupils representing the school were all so polite and enthusiastic.”
Bill Goodwin said: “I was very pleased to represent the University of Brighton Academies Trust at the presentation at Birchwood Grove.
“It’s very important to the university to build strong partnerships with its community and our relationship with primary schools matters very much to us.
“We thought an iPad mini would be a great prize for the successful pupil as it will encourage their learning in all sorts of innovative ways.”
In early 2016 the college will become Oakmeeds Academy, sponsored by the University of Brighton Academies Trust (subject to ministerial approval).
The University of Brighton Academies Trust consists of a team of education professionals focused exclusively on supporting and challenging Sussex schools to be the best they can be.
Find out more about Oakmeeds Community College at www.oakmeeds.co.uk
Report and picture contributed by Oakmeeds Community College.