This week in assembly Cindy Odell, from Northampton University, presented to year 12 students on careers in health. She took the opportunity to explain the different routes into a career in the field of health, and spoke about the application process, focusing on both the soft skills needed as well as the academic qualifications. Cindy has offered to give any students interested in a career in health a chance to visit the University of Northampton and speak to current students to gain a further understanding of what their courses involve.
Students from year 12 had a visit from the company 2fast2soon, who delivered a lesson on driving safety and avoiding the pressures of drink-driving and driving while texting. Young people are disproportionately more likely to be involved or killed in car accidents, and many may not be aware of the ramifications of dangerous driving. Many students are now starting to learn to drive, so the timing of the talk is particularly appropriate.
Sixth Form Art & Photography students enjoyed a fantastic trip to London during January. We started off with a visit to the Saatchi Gallery for the current ‘Painters’ Painters’ exhibition. We were given a brief introductory talk from a member of the gallery staff and then were able to explore the exhibition of contemporary painters for ourselves. Our Fine Art students enjoyed looking at the variety of painting techniques and approaches while the Photographers in our group used the gallery and exhibition space to experiment with some creative photography compositions and tec