Year 9 Further and Higher Education Day

On Thursday 21st March we hosted a Year 9 Further and Higher Education day for all our Year 9 students. Students were divided into groups and visited a different “workshop” every half an hour.

The range and variety of workshops was outstanding and included Aston Martin (with a very smart car in the car park), robotics company Comau who brought some virtual reality headsets for students to try out, Taylor Wimpey, Ricardo, the Police Force, Warwick University and many other employers and education providers.

It is always good to find out what our former students have gone on to achieve and we encountered several of these during the course of the day. Toby, who left us last year, is undertaking an apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover, Charlie and Abbie were representing their Sixth Form, and Alexia was representing Warwickshire College where she is studying a course in beauty and make up, preparing to go freelance.

The whole day was a great success, giving Year 9 the chance to see many possibilities opening up to them as they prepare to make their option choices for GCSE study next academic year. We are very grateful to all the businesses and education providers who took time out to give our students such an insightful day and thanks to Ms Moorman for all her work in putting the day together.