Citizenship Day – Sixth Form
HGS played host to a number of external organisations on Wednesday 12th February, who all came to speak to the 6th form students and engage them in different activities.
Year 12 students began work on their UCAS application for 2015 and then had a series of presentations from, Carl Smith of the West Midlands Fire Service, who spoke about the dangers and temptations facing young drivers.
Former student Keshav Bhat spoke about his work and about sexism among young people; Mrs Chandon our Psychology teacher spoke about domestic violence, and we also had two visitors from the accountancy firm Deloitte, who spoke about their company’s “Bright start” programme.
Year 13s were treated to presentations from James Seymour, director of Student recruitment at Aston University; Mr Duck our UCAS co-ordinator on applying for student finance, and then were allowed to choose a practical activity to take part in.
Students took part in pottery with our head of Art, Mr Lynch; took a yoga class with Mari from Handsworth Leisure Centre; did jewellery making with Estelle Bennet; took part in a “Cooking on a budget” lesson led by Shaleen Meelu, or did rock climbing at the West Bromwich Climbing centre, led by Mr Woodcock.
A great and memorable day was had by all.