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Graduation with a difference for Ralph Thoresby Summer School Students

August 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Ralph Thoresby

Ralph Thoresby High School Summer School

32 hardworking participants of Ralph Thoresby School’s inaugural Summer School Project  graduated in grand style on Friday 26th July 2013 at 14:00 after completing a programme of challenging activities designed to bring together students who commence formal studies at the school in September.

The five day programme entitled ‘A Week at the Beach’ has been designed to give many of the new intake the opportunity to explore an exciting and forward-thinking secondary school curriculum, make use of the school’s exceptional 21st Century resources and to develop friendships with peers who will shape their high school lives.

The innovative project will also see the students enjoy a day in Bridlington, where learners will design and market ice creams, discover the history of British seaside traditions and use some of the school’s multimedia resources to create a postcard to be sold.

Summer School director, Stewart McGill, has spearheaded the project after researching the academic impact of the Department for Education’s commitment to make Summer Schools more widespread.

Says Mr McGill, ‘Members of the Ralph Thoresby School community embody the values of  ‘Ambition and achievement for all’ and we see this as a unique way to initiate new members of the school to this way of thinking. Although we are amongst the first schools in the city to run this sort of project, we truly believe it will help our learners to ‘hit the ground running’ when they join us in September and in turn, this will support them in making outstanding progress and embracing a love for learning’

Headteacher, Will Carr, is excited by the project and claims, ‘It’s a great time to be joining Ralph Thoresby School and I’m confident that the Summer School will be a fun way to develop learning, make friends and meet some of our outstanding teachers’

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