A HEADTEACHER of a Barrow primary school has organised a new initiative to try to make Sats less stressful.

Kevin McGoldrick, headteacher of St Pius X Catholic School, has organised a range of fun and relaxing activities to help Year Six students taking part in their Key Stage 2 Sats.

From Monday to Thursday this week students from across the country will be doing their Sats.

For many this will be a stressful experience, but Mr McGoldrick has come up with a new initiative to help students at his school.

Every morning this week the school will be holding a breakfast club from 8.15am where children will be able to have some breakfast as well as having the opportunity to talk to the teachers about any concerns or worries they have about taking their exams.

Mr McGoldrick will be on hand, alongside other teachers to support them.

There will be toast on offer as well as a variety of cereals and a whole range of toppings.

Then on Thursday the children will also be rewarded for all their hard efforts.

Children will be treated with McFlurries, sports activities and a yoga session as well as an epic water fight where the whole of Year 6 will take on the headteacher on Friday.

Headteacher McGoldrick said: “This year SATs coincides with Mental Health Week - we are providing lots of fun and reflective activities to help reduce the children’s stress levels. We just wanted to make the experience of taking Sats less stressful.”