By Reece M, Year 12
In this week’s enrichment, our headmaster Mr Tickner gave us some crucial tips on how to handle workload as we get closer to exams.
The main aspect of this session was to learn the value of VESPA (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude). When all of these attributes are used to one’s best ability, they make up the aspects of a student who achieves the best results they are capable of.
Not only did Mr Tickner teach us about these concepts, he also taught us how to apply them, leaving us with the inspiration to work hard and more efficiently.
Last Thursday, all of our Sixth Form students attended a driving safety presentation at Newcastle High School for Girls.
The presentation was led by the Road Sense Common Sense initiative, aimed at young and newly qualified drivers. The presentation included talks from Northumbria Police motor patrols, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue and the North East Ambulance Service. Speakers also included family members who had lost loved ones in traffic accidents as a result of dangerous driving.
The boys felt the talks were extremely thought-provoking, and really encouraged them to consider how careless actions when driving can have serious consequences.
The Sixth Form students have been involved in a wide variety of different workshops and talks over the past few months as part of their enrichment lessons.
Last half term the boys welcomed Gavin Watt from Nuffield Health who delivered a talk on health and wellbeing. In subsequent weeks, Mrs Snowdon delivered a workshop for the boys on personal finance, and Mr Brash on political engagement. This term the boys have enjoyed sessions on internet safety with Mr Hallam, and interview techniques with Mr Newman.
All of these sessions provide our students with a variety of essential skills, helping to equip them for life both in and beyond Sixth Form.