What a fantastic array of activities Highclare Sixth Formers have experienced during our recent Sixth Form enrichment fortnight. A busy fortnight with a plethora of opportunities for pupils to develop their communication, life and leadership skills as well as thought provoking talks on topical subjects.
Daniel Hurst, L6 took part in this rewarding experience and here are some of his thoughts.
Over the last two weeks, the sixth form attended a series of enrichment sessions on a varied range of topics. Both years took part in different activities presented by guest speakers, ranging from the National Citizen Service, Aston and BCU universities on applying and choosing the right university, to sessions delivered on mindfulness and how to improve our self-esteem and confidence, to name just a few.
All the sessions enlightened us on specific topics, and many of us began contemplating whether to do things that we had never thought about before – from opportunities available if we take a gap year, to whether we should consider degree apprenticeships after A levels. We enjoyed a visit from the army, who set us various challenges and encouraged us to work as a team. Personally, I found the talk from Project Trust explaining the concept of a gap year interesting, before I had never considered taking a break from education, but now, I understand the benefits involved with it far more. Overall, the past two weeks have been a success and I look forward to taking part in enrichment again next year.