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Year 10 Students Aim Higher

The latest Aimhigher event has seen students make a visit to Northampton University.

27 students took part in the trip last week as part of a motivational exercise to help them to become aware of their talents and think about which career path suites them best.

The task for the day was to produce a Virtual CV to be used as a device to help the students see what their capabilities are like.

The day also involved meeting and interacting with students from other county schools.

Jacquie Thomas, who is part of the Academy student care and guidance team, went along with the students to assess and provide assistance.

She said: "All students had a wonderful time. It was highly motivating and brought out a new side in some students. Overall it was a very positive experience for them, they did the school proud."

The CV's will be used by as a tool for the students when they come to assess their personal skills in the coming years such as when they choose GCSE options and further courses or employment options.

Aimhigher Development Officer Naj Mistry, who led the sessions, said: "This experience has given younger students the chance to broaden their horizons and see what they're actually capable of. It was overwhelming to see just how many people were motivated to produce the end results."

 Article by Ben Young - Sixth Form student