The five students from year 9 were invited to participate in a 2 year widening participation programme at the University of Liverpool, along with students from schools around the north-west area.
The programme runs over two years until the students finish their GCSE's and they will participate in workshops, tours of the university and will attend lectures with students to learn about degrees in medicine, dentistry, psychology and veterinary science. This was their first trip ! The students studying medicine got to practise their stitching, psychology students practised questioning people and the veterinary science students were able to listen to the heart rates of lurcher puppies! All students can’t wait to return.
Year 11, 12 and 13 Music students recently visited the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch a production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly by the brilliant Welsh National Opera.
The concert was superb, with dramatic music and really imaginative staging. It was the first time at an opera for most students, and it was great to hear students commenting on how much they had enjoyed the performance.
Some Year 10 students took part in a careers event at the Tate Gallery this week in partnership with the City of Liverpool College.
They took part in workshops, were involved in Q&A sessions and talks from professionals in the creative sector. It was an amazing opportunity for all the students involved. Very well organised and the students had a lot to take away from the event.
Year 7 have recently taken part in a series of workshops with the British Red Cross.
Young people face a variety of complex challenges in their lives. The workshop aimed to provide them with a resilience- building framework, using the 4 pillars of resilience to help them cope better with the challenges they face. The workshop used experiential learning to encourage learners to take part in group tasks and activities. This was followed by guided periods of discussion and reflection to help consolidate learning.
Year 8 students have recently taken part in a series of workshops with the British Red Cross, with the aim of ensuring that all our students have the skills to save a life.
The workshops have helped Increase the number of our students who might be willing to help in an emergency. It has also improved their understanding of health issues and how to care for themselves. First aid education also develops a young person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to cope with emergencies, as well as an understanding of risks with evidence showing that disadvantaged students are less likely to have the opportunity to engage in enrichment experiences.