Principal’s Blog – 17th March 2017

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Minsthorpe Students Focus On University

On Tuesday March 14th students from Years 11, 12 and 13 took part in a HE focus group session on behalf of Revolution Viewing – a digital agency based in Leeds. They produce videos and virtual open days for universities to help them to recruit students and have worked with over 70 UK universities in the past 12 years. Whilst universities are their clients, prospective students are their audiences, and therefore it’s really important that they continually research what prospective university students think of their solutions so that the promotional videos they produce and their products are fit-for-purpose.

Minsthorpe is involved in the massive four year Go Higher West Yorkshire Project that is trying to increase the number of students considering going to university by 2020 and we are going to be able to offer many free activities to our students designed to increase their attainment and support their careers education and guidance. In all 24 students took part in this valuable consumer research and each one received a £15 Amazon voucher as a thank you for taking part.

Kenya Donation

Minsthorpe is always looking to help other schools and students no matter where they live. The story of our latest charitable donation is taken up by Laura Trusdale…

"I was approached by a friend and colleague from De Lacy Academy, Lindsey Anfield, to donate any old PE equipment for a village called Maungu in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. She was travelling there with some friends over the February half term break and the chief villagers had requested a variety of things for the local people and schools.

Minsthorpe PE department along with De Lacy Academy and Castleford Academy managed together to donate over 40kg of balls, nets, cones and bibs for three Kenyan primary schools. We were able to give each school a full kit bag with a variety of sporting equipment. Pupils and staff from the schools were delighted and, as you can see from the photographs, the equipment was immediately put to good use!"

Ray Henshaw