Year 12 Experience Day

Miss Grey with this trip report:

“Always keen to enhance the experience of our students, we thought we’d try a slightly different approach for our Year 12 university experience day.

We went to Liverpool John Moore’s for the first time, arriving bright and early ready to be ‘students’ for the day.

We first had a talk about student life and choices, it went well beyond what I know you are all thinking! They talked budgets, accommodation and travelling in the city, so our Year 12 have a good idea of what they may experience if they studied in Liverpool.

We then did a carousel of activities in groups. Some had a tour of the building and site to see the facilities. The building we were in had the film studios showing how specialist that next study phase becomes equipment and provision wise. Other students had advice on the change from GCSE to A-level and the skills they would be experiencing and how it was practice for the way you are expected to study at Degree level.

The staff in particular were very keen to experience the study sessions (I know, we are total education geeks!) The sessions gave an insight into what would be studied, why it was studied and its application beyond your degree. There were some great talks and insights into Creative Writing and Film Studies, Law and Business Studies. It was a really insightful morning and a lovely environment to consider studying in.

Then we went for a team building session at Liverpool Water Sport Centre. This involved kayaking, paddle boarding, a wipe-out challenge, swan pedalos and canoeing. It also involved loud screaming as a result of water temperature, quite competitive racing and a lot of laughter! The students had a whale of a time and absolutely threw themselves into all the activities.

It was then brisk a walk down the Mersey (some had a longer walk than others didn’t they Mr Cropper?!) to Bill’s Restaurant for a thoroughly delicious meal, the chocolate fondant was a big hit!……… was Adam’s birthday cake!

All the venues commented on the excellent behaviour and manners of our students, they were a credit to the school and their parents. A great trip, with lots to think about, top tips to try and memories to hold onto for a long time. Thank you Year 12.”