On Monday and Tuesday in the final week of term, Year 11 students enjoyed two full days of talks, workshops and challenges to help prepare them as next year’s new Lower Sixth. From advanced study skills to mental health first aid, an introduction to UCAS and the Extended Project Qualification to life in Sixth Form from a student’s perspective, Year 11s began their induction as the next cohort of Leweston’s most senior students in earnest.
With sessions led by a mixture of current Year 12 prefects and staff, Year 11 students learned about the Leweston Enrichment and Development (LEaD) programme, met their new tutors and tutor groups, and worked in teams to solve riddles and complete tasks for their House (with first prize going to Campion who won free drinks in Cedars cafe for each team member!).
We were also very fortunate to be joined by our new Pastoral Senior Leader, Mr McManus, who will be joining us in September. Among other things, he spoke to all new and existing students about managing relationships in the Sixth Form and building resilience to cope with the pressures of life and learning at this most senior level.
There was a genuine feeling of positive anticipation and excitement about September across the two-day event. We wish our Year 11s a wonderful summer break and the best of luck on results day, but we will equally look forward to seeing them again on New Pupils’ Day on September 5th as our next generation of Year 12 student leaders.