Many skills are needed to cope with the demands of post 16 study such as team work, time management and communication skills. These skills were tested on the post 16 induction day as ‘Wise Up’, our outside providers set the students various challenges. Students had to move a ‘bomb’ to a safe area using ropes, arrange themselves on a plank without falling off, get through an ‘electric’ fence, arrange a large piece of rope into a specific shape whilst blindfolded amongst others. The activities were so much fun, our current year 12s who acted as helpers wanted to return for the afternoon session! Post 16 education is more than subjects and grades, it’s about helping students develop the skills that employers and universities are looking for. This day helped to develop those vital, transferable skills. We look forward to the students using them in September!
On the 1st July, 100 year 9 students visited the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham. After a quick presentation in the hall, and a warm bus ride, we made it to the campus. We were led to a large lecture theatre where students were given an introduction to the university – they have campuses all around the world! We were then split into smaller groups, with each group taught a lesson in Geography, History, French or Science. Sam Perkins singing Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were A Boy’ in French was a particular highlight!
The Go4Set project came to an end today when seven 9 students attended the Celebration and Assessment Day at The Roundhouse in Derby. This year we had one team representing Holgate: Lizzie, Owen, Abbie, Ella, Kimberley, Amelia and Charlotte who all took part in the project to research and design an eco hotel called “Ecotel.