08 Mar Year 9
On Friday 15th February I had the pleasure of taking 14 Year 9 students to the University of East London as they had been involved in a mentoring scheme that we had trialled this year. Before the trip the students were apprehensive, thinking a day at university would be ‘boring’ or ‘long’. Instead, they found it to be very interesting and were full of questions for the ambassadors there. Plus, they enjoyed a free lunch!
The day consisted of a quiz on university life where some of the misconceptions about university were challenged and we found out that Harry Hill was a doctor before he became a comedian. This was followed by a campus tour to see the sights, watch the planes take off and land across the water and we even got to see what living there would be like. We were particularly interested in the proximity of the shower to the toilet.
Then, it was time for a quick lunch and then back to our lecture room for a Q&A with the ambassadors of the university and our lovely mentors. It was a fantastic day and I was really proud of how our students conducted themselves at the university. We are extremely grateful for UEL’s support during the last couple of months whilst these students have been navigating their way through their options choices. We had our last mentoring session last Friday and I was very sad to see them go, many of the mentors were asking if they could come and visit in Year 11 just to see how our students are progressing.
We will have a celebration event in the Summer term so that we can celebrate all of their hard work together.
Well done everyone involved:
Bradley Williams 9G, Callum Wallis 9E, Connor Harbour 9E, Courtney Robinson 9E, Maisie Lethbridge 9E, Brandon Slater 9F, Mucahit Duyar 9F, Katie Tahiri 9C, Jack Berrecloth 9C, Isabel Nichols 9I , Remi Newman 9I and Megan Jackson 9D.
Head of Year 9