George Dixon Academy

Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9GD

0121 566 6565

Summer School

Monday 26 July to Friday 6 August 2021

In what has been an extremely disjointed period for all, the aim of our Summer School 2021 was to provide a welcome boost to the settling-in period for the latest additions to our George Dixon family - our incoming Year 7 cohort.  A two-week programme aimed at developing group cohesion and familiarisation with the Academy building and staff, and comprising a combination of fun-filled academic and enrichment activities, was carefully crafted.  Ably-assisted by a number of student leaders from across various year groups, the programme proved a huge success for all in attendance.  An overview of the programme follows below: 

Day / Date    


Monday 26th    

My New Academy – ice-breaking and familiarisation activities / getting to know my tutor group 

Tuesday 27th    

Literacy – Power of Words

Reservoir Art

Wednesday 28th   

Cannock Chase Nature Trail

Thursday 29th    

Science Brainiacs

Sporting Games

Friday 30th   

Healthy Relationships

Screening of ‘Wonder’

Monday 2nd   

H5 Outdoor Education Programme

Numeracy – Problem, No Problem

Tuesday 3rd    

Wednesday 4th    

Music culture workshop

“How’s That!” cricket

Thursday 5th    

Nutkhut Residency Programme – creative and virtual arts

Friday 6th    

Day visit to Weston-super-Mare

Summer School 2021 – Costings

To get a flavour of some of the activities, please see below which has been created in partnership with the NUTKHUT Residency Programme:

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