Fifteen students in year 12 had a day out to Warwick University as part of a “thinking about studying day”. Warwick is a Russell group university and also one of the most prestigious in the UK, so students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to take part in lectures on a variety of subjects from some of the top academics in the UK. This included a psychology lecture on facial expressions and a session focusing on how mathematics can be used to understand the spread of diseases like Ebola.
Kingsthorpe College considers the safety of its young people as the highest priority. Recent news reports have highlighted the risks posed by terrorist organisations seeking to recruit young people and in some cases this has led to young people travelling to Syria. Due to the brutal nature of the conflict, any young person who travels there is at great risk of coming to harm, and if they supprt a terrorist organisation they are also commiting a crime under UK law.