Sixth Form Students at the Houses of Parliament
On the 26th November a small group of Wykham Park Academy Sixth Form students were invited to London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament. The students were shown around all parts of this historic building including Westminster Hall, The House of Commons, The House of Lords and The Royal Robing Room. After the tour the students met with their local MP for North Oxfordshire, Victoria Prentis, for a brief insight into the life of an MP and what it means to play a key role in the UK’s democratic process. Victoria also answered questions put to her by the students on a range of local and national issues. The Horton hospital was discussed as well as school funding, Banbury Magistrates Court, criminal justice for youth offenders and even the prospect of a Nandos finding its way to Banbury soon!
The participating students (and teachers) would like to publicly thank Victoria for her time and for her unique insight into our democratic system.
Mr Ventura – Lead Teacher of Ethics and Law
Read Victoria’s tweet here: https://twitter.com/VictoriaPrentis/status/1067042618239004672
Safe Drive Stay Alive
The year 13 students attended the Safe Drive Stay Alive event in Oxford on the 22nd November. The Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign reaches new and pre-drivers in an emotive and hard-hitting way, influencing behaviour and attitude on the roads. The event is a firm fixture in the Sixth Form curriculum and we are thankful to Thames Valley and Hampshire Police, local councils and emergency services for running the event.
Year 12 What Career, What Uni? Event
On Friday 12th October, our Sixth Form students experienced What Career Live in London. The event enabled students to gain information about their future through workshops, talks, one-to-one advice and stalls from various universities and employers. One of our sixth formers said:
“This was a really good event to be at and a great opportunity to talk to universities and apprentices; they gave me a helpful idea of what different places offer. I recommend it to any sixth form student who’s unsure about what to do after A levels”.