This Week In The Sixth Form:
A Busy Week
It's been a packed week in the Sixth Form, and the students have been able to take advantage of a wide number of opportunities and events. Despite the lockdown, the wonderful thing is that schools are still running and Godolphin in particular is able to give our Sixth Formers some wonderful experiences. As well as participating in a full academic programme, the Sixth Form have been busy with the following...
Computers & Sparklers
On Monday, our students participated online in the Computer Science in Action Annual Conference, which gave them the opportunity to learn about some of the most recent and exciting advances in computing, coding and applications.
Later in the week, we were joined by Sister Gill, who spoke to the Sixth Form about staying healthy in mind, body and spirit, giving them lots of strategies for keeping well now and through their university careers. Also on Wednesday we invited everyone to a wonderful Halloween karaoke evening and lots of our boarders had a great time singing along to some spooky tunes and enjoying a great time outside with sparklers and refreshments.
Thursday saw us gather at a school bonfire and celebrate Guy Fawkes with more sparklers and a great fire, which was just the thing to warm everyone up.
Looking To The Future
On Friday, members of our Upper and Lower Sixth met online with some of our Fifth Year students as part of our 'Into The Sixth Form' programme, helping to prepare them for the exciting transition into our Sixth Form. Everyone enjoyed some hot chocolate and cookies and had the chance to ask all the questions they wanted to (without staff listening in!).
Our small group EGA focus this week has been on developing ideas and resources for careers and have been led online by Nick Evans from Foresight Careers. These sessions help our students to explore their own strengths and interests in relation to the ever-changing employment landscape and are a really invaluable addition to our Sixth Form offer.
Also on Friday our Upper Sixth Geographers went out of school on a local field trip. As part of Mrs Ferguson's fabulous 'Find Your Future Friday' programme, students also learned all about careers in the Civil Service with one of our extremely successful OG's, Tabby Tossell, as well as the daughter of our Head of Classics, Mrs Campbell. Tabby participated in the Government's Fast Track programme and is currently with the Department of Health & Social Care. It was tremendous to hear from her and to have the opportunity to find out more about such important and rewarding careers.
We're looking forward to even more next week!
David Hallen, Head of Sixth