Drive For Life Event
This year all Sixth Form students participated in this day-long event organised with the support of agencies including Road Safety Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire. Students attended talks on the Anatomy and Physiology of a Crash, Consequences of the Law, attended workshops on first aid with Paramedics, interacted with exhibits from the Police and Fire Service such as driving simulators, a road safety camera van, 3D driving awareness go-karts, seat belt sled and watched a live extrication from a car. Student feedback conformed what a fascinating day it had been and there was unanimous support for this becoming a regular fixture on the Sixth Form Programme of events.
Students had a very enjoyable trip to Bath University this year to start exploring all the different exciting opportunities for post-A level careers and courses. With stalls representing universities, colleges and apprenticeships from all over the country as well as talks, they had a busy few hours of browsing and collecting prospectuses and freebies.
The Sixth Form Charity Committee organised a very successful Red Nose Day with the ever-popular Sixth Form dress-up competition and cake sales. This was just one of many events the Sixth Formers coordinate and organise throughout the year. So far this year they have raised over £2000 for the good causes they have chosen to support.
Yorkshire Three Peaks
Despite a wet weather forecast 22 intrepid sixth formers set off in minibus convoy to scale the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in just 12 hours. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge involves getting up and down Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which are part of the Pennines in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This might seem challenge enough, but in July they are going to complete the Welsh Three Peaks as well as undertake some conservation work in Snowdonia National Park. They are doing this not only to prove how determined and fit they are, but also to raise money for charity.
Students enjoyed browsing round over fifty exhibits and chatting to the representative of those careers from the armed forces to estate agents, from universities to gap year providers, from accountants to zoologists. This has now become an annual event that pulls together local, national and international opportunities as well as many alumni who come to share their experiences.
This year we look forward to waving off Y13 at Cheltenham Racecourse, with a three course meal, dancing and of course lots of awards and photos. The Social Committee have worked hard to plan and arrange this popular event as a fitting celebration of two years of hard work and success.