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Steps@18 Day

posted 8 Jul 2015, 01:53 by
On Tuesday 7 July Millbrook Academy Year 12 students took part in the Steps@18 day.

Click here to download the booklet which all students received.

The event had been put together to help the Sixth Former Students to begin to make plans for their future. The day was made up of a series of workshops that were delivered by Post 18 providers.  

Workshops included:

  1. The UCAS process and writing a personal statement - The University of Gloucestershire

  2. Apprenticeships and other options - Gloucestershire College

  3. Student Life - Cardiff Metropolitan University

  4. Choosing the right University and course - Cardiff Metropolitan University

  5. National Citizenship Service

This day will be followed up through Rolling Tutor activities and a series of visits and talks next year.

It was an excellent day and the students gained a lot from it.  All of the speakers were really impressed with the way in which the students engaged with the sessions, their responsiveness and the mature way that they interacted with them.  Please visit the Sixth Form Frog page for more information on our Steps@18 programme.

'I actually found it one of the better (if not the best) sessions I have done.  They were engaged and asked some good, relevant questions. It was relaxed, which I felt made the session run more freely, rather than me just standing and lecturing to them.  All of the students seemed to take something from it.  It was well organised, especially as we appeared to be one of a number of different sessions running for the students.'

Ian Hargadon - Gloucestershire College

'The students were all fully engaged, asking questions as I went along (and laughed at my jokes in the right places!)

It was a great programme of activities for the day, and the students were ready to listen'.

Amy York - University of Gloucestershire

'The session was great.  It had a relaxed feel, which meant that the students had the opportunity to ask questions they really wanted to rather than forced pre prepared questions.  The students were a real credit to the school.'

Ellie Wallace - Gloucestershire College