Eleven Year 11 students took part in a conference to celebrate completing the Shine programme in conjunction with York University. We had a fabulous and informative day of both celebration and lectures on subjects such as; choosing A level options, student finance and university courses . We learned so much about memory retention and revision techniques through an inspiring lecture with David Hodgson, and thanks to Shine for generously giving us all a copy of David’s book, The Brainbox.
We met students from the five other schools who also took part in the Shine residential in March which enabled friendships to be rekindled with lots of catching up at lunch time!
Students enjoyed the opportunity to wear ‘Business Dress’ for the event and all looked incredibly smart, special congratulations to Lola who won the overall best dressed female student award!
We are very much hoping that all of these students will be able to join the Next Step York Programme while studying for their A levels.