As part of our programme to support and raise aspirations with our students, the school has been working closely with the University of Nottingham on a number of internal and external opportunities.
One such event took place this past week, with 15 of our year 8 students travelling to the Sutton Bonnington campus for a day of exploration and discovery. Our students joined other local schools as they looked at future careers and the courses that can take them there. They heard from current under & postgraduates from a range of disciplines, and took part in interactive sessions to solve problems and develop understanding of just what skills they would need as they work towards their future. Our students also had a chance to look around the impressive campus, seeing the stunning modern laboratory environment, samples of the student accommodation and hear about the sustainable buildings made from local materials. The day culminated in a quiz about their learning that day, to which our students excelled themselves by coming in first place by a huge margin. It was brilliant to see our young students not only be fantastic ambassadors for the school, but also to see them take such interest in and engage fully with this wonderful opportunity.