We were delighted to welcome back The Life Skills Company to run our Year 11 Focus Day on Thursday 18th October. Deliberately timed to link in with recent enrichment experiences on post 16 choices, the day was all about developing memory skills. The current GCSE exams are larger and more demanding than in the past and so we look to support this challenge with brain gym training about the latest techniques of memory development. All the Year 11 pupils had a chance to practice the techniques that would extend their memory capacity and working smarter. The pupils rose to the challenge wonderfully well and found the sessions 'helpful', 'enjoyable', 'applicable' and 'fun'. Their next task after half term is to teach their tutors their favourite memory techniques who will need to be on their toes especially if songs are involved.

Some comments below from our Year 11 pupils about the day:

'Fun and entertaining, good communication.'

'I learnt new revision methods and got to try them to see which would work best.'

'I liked the methods to study, the examples of those methods and the way the workshop was presented.'

'We were active and the presenters were lively.'

'It had the right amount of interaction and audience participation. It wasn’t all sitting and listening.'

'The workshop was really helpful they gave really useful tips that I will definitely use.'

Well done everyone.

Mr J Lomas

Head of Enterprise and Personal Development Learning