Thought for the week:
Event: Ada Lovelace Day (14th)
Quote: ‘I never am really satisfied that I understand anything.’
Source: Ada Lovelace

DALP Post 16 'The Big Debate' Event

On Friday 7th July, a group of year 12 students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre travelled to Retford Oaks to take part in the annual DALP Post-16 Big Debate event. The day started with an introduction to the art of debating and the different styles and protocols. Students were then treated to a session with Luke Staton, a renowned motivational speaker from Retford, who got everyone moving and energised before sharing his stories. Luke was a very engaging speaker who inspired students to reach and achieve their goals. 

Holgate Sports Leaders

On Monday 10th July, Tia, Emily and Charlotte joined Mrs Graham at Ashfield school as Holgate Sports Leaders to help with the running of the Ashfield District Primary School Games Day.  All three girls were brilliant and took on their leadership roles to assist with the smooth running of the day and different activities, including handball, pop-lacrosse and athletics.  Thank you for your brilliant help!

Nottingham Trent University Visit

As part of our partnership with the widening participation team at Nottingham Trent University we were invited to take a group of year 9 students on a campus tour and discovery day.
The day involved at the start of the day the student met student ambassadors from a range of courses, they were asked to rate how keen they were on the idea of going to university. About half of the students scored themselves 3 or below suggesting they would not consider it as an option.