That was just one of the comments from our Year 7 students who spent a morning at the Sixth Form last week. They were allocated Sixth Form student mentors and given a light-hearted opening presentation which included updates on d’Overbroeck’s students who were with us from Year 7 through to Sixth Form and are now progressing in HE or careers.
They then had a quick tour of the Sixth Form site before returning to the Cohen Hall for a team ‘Lego Challenge’. This task, which involves building a tower in an earthquake region and taking building costs and revenue into account, is often set for Business and Economics A level students. Our Year 7 groups, overseen by their Sixth Form mentors, approached the challenged enthusiastically and overall did exceptionally well.
Other comments on the day included: “…very enjoyable and a great building”, “good experience and the people were really nice”, “very cool buildings and the people were very nice”, “The game involved lots of thinking and I loved the day”, and finally… “amazing!” The Sixth Form students who mentored them also said what a great time they had.
Our Year 10 students will be spending a day at the Sixth Form before the end of term, experiencing life as a Sixth Form student including taster classes.