On Friday 1st February, our RSA 8 pupils headed across to Warwick University for a day to plan their Social Action Project. They were given a tour of the campus and the chance to ask relevant questions to first-year university students. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed visiting the library, and observing the outdoor art sculptures taken from the Arts Centre. We spent the rest of the morning in ‘The Occulus’ working closely with a representative from Uprising. Her excellent advice and guidance helped our pupils to clarify ideas for their project and led into an impromptu presentation, during which the pupils excelled under pressure and spoke clearly and informatively about their plans. After a dinner of takeaway pizza and socialising with year 8s from other schools, we had a taster session with ‘WITS’ – the Warwick Improv Theatre Society. The third-year students gave our pupils an insight into how societies enrich university life, and helped to develop their confidence and narrative skills. Equally, the teachers enjoyed watching all of our RSA 8 pupils attempt to turn themselves into a giant dinosaur! The session ended with a Q&A, where pupils were given advice about their chosen careers and given examples of the educational pathways available to them. Our year 8s returned to school enthusiastic and excited about their project, during which they aim to bring our community together through language and cultural links.
Monday 1st March