Six of our Sixth Form students have been taking part in Futures, a programme which is organised and funded in conjunction with Teach First. The programme aims to help students make better choices for their future and encourages them to consider higher education.
“Furthermore, I have made some really good friends who I have exchanged numbers with which I didn’t think would happen. Overall I am really thankful to be a part of this programme.”
Our students will be taking part in a range of events and activities over the course of both Year 12 and 13. They went to a launch event at the University of Birmingham in December 2015, followed by a trip to Manchester University in March 2016 and have also attended a four day residential during the Easter holidays at Cambridge University. Speaking about the trip, Paulina, Year 12 said “The Cambridge trip was really amazing and I loved the university and the city. Before going I was quite anxious as I don’t like to be surrounded by people that I don’t know and I especially don’t like speaking in front of large groups. However, within the group sessions in English Literature, I contributed ideas, identified inferences and participated in games which made me feel a lot more confident at the end of the week. Furthermore, I have made some really good friends who I have exchanged numbers with which I didn’t think would happen. Overall I am really thankful to be a part of this programme.”
Our students will continue to benefit from the Futures programme in July when they will meet their Business Mentors from the Deloitte offices in Nottingham. The mentors will support them with their university applications and hope to provide them with a supportive role model to provide invaluable guidance for their futures!