As part of our commitment to reaching out to local primary schools and providing opportunities to local pupils to experience learning in Regent House, the History and Politics and Home Economics Departments recently had the pleasure to host more than seventy pupils form three local primary schools (Londonderry, Newtownards Model and Saint Finians) across three days as part of their Shared Education programme.

The pupils, all in Primary 4, are currently learning about life during World War Two and during their visit to Regent House they learned about life on the Home Front during the war and the impact that rationing had on the everyday lives of boys and girls their own age.

The three sessions which took place in January, February and March were hosted by Mr M Lowry (Head of History and Politics) and saw the pupils carry out a range of interactive activities including poster making, menu design and the popular task of making the well-known wartime delicacy of jam sandwiches!

Whilst Regent House regularly carries out outreach events with local primary schools, this was the first time that we have contributed to their Shared Education programme and judging by the number of empty plates at the end of the sessions, the pupils seem to have thoroughly enjoyed their first experience of learning in our school. We look forward to welcoming them back in the future!