The children sit on benches at the front of the hall with the parents seated behind them. There are lots of speeches and some music. The girls are then taken off for 15 mins and split into 4 classrooms where Year 7s are supposed to entertain them. Then they meet you in the dining hall.
DD met us in the dining hall at the end desperate to leave lol. She found it all very boring and the year 7s didn't do anything with them in the classroom and no-one spoke to her. Of course this year she will be one of the year 7s!
So I would say don't worry about her missing it! It can be very long and boring for the girls. Dd found it hard trying to make conversation with the other girls too. I would rather she hadn't come.
The taster day on the otherhand she loved and made lots of friends