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The first term of the new school year was a busy one, starting on 31st August when we welcomed 124 new Year 12 students to 6th Form on Enrolment Day. Then on September 8th we celebrated the success of last year’s Year 13 students as they joined us for our Presentation Evening at Kingsgate. We would like to wish them all the best as they embark on their chosen careers or begin university.
Two Transition Evenings were held in September, the first on the 13th where Mrs Shilling, Head of Year 13, led an evening where parents of Year 13 students could meet with their child’s tutor to review their performance in the end of Year 12 exams and discuss plans for the year ahead . Then on 22nd September, Miss Dexter, Head of Year 12, spoke to parents of our new Year 12 students about life in the 6th Form and what the school and parents can do to support students. A presentation from this evening is available to view on our 6th Form Transition page.
On 28th September Year 12 students had an informative presentation from the National Citizenship Scheme. This three-phase scheme is designed to develop confidence, independence and leadership skills in young people starting with team building in an outdoor environment where participants may take part in activities such as rock climbing and canoeing, before moving on to moving on to a uni-style setting to learn life skills and get tips on how to boost their CV or UCAS statements. In the final phase, everything they have learned before comes together to help them deliver a social action project, which they have to plan and fundraise for.
Many students expressed an interest in taking part in this exciting opportunity; more details can be found on http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/
Y13 students who are planning to apply to university this year are currently in the process of completing their UCAS applications and writing their personal statements. To further support them with this process, on 29th September we welcomed representatives from Student Finance England who gave an informative talk about student loans, how much students should expect to receive and how this is repaid.
Lincolnshire road Safety Partnership joined us on 6th October, when students watched a performance based on a real life road accident. The aim was to educate both young drivers and their passengers about the consequences their actions can have whilst travelling in a car. Subjects such as driving at excessive speeds, not wearing seat belts and using mobile phones were covered in this hard hitting, memorable performance
The busy first term drew to a close on 13th October when all students attended an entertaining presentation from motivational speaker Kamal Hyman. Kamal, a former Peterborough Youth MP and National Entrepreneur of the year 2015, spoke to students about how they could reach their goals through hard work, enthusiasm and determination, and encouraged them to set their personal Sat Navs to their chosen destination.