Sixth form students rise to the challenge

Around 100 Trinity students got their sixth form education off to a flying start with an immersive two-day induction programme that saw them visit Sheffield Hallam University and the Kingswood outdoor activity centre near Doncaster.

Year 12 students (L-R) Kyle Brookes, Molly Spink and Daniels Baraskovs

At Sheffield, the students enjoyed a tour of the campus and ‘taster’ sessions in a range of subjects, and were given in-depth advice on post-18 destinations, finance and budgeting. They then spent a day at Kingswood in Dearne Valley completing team-building activities and challenges, with several students conquering Jacob’s Ladder: an activity that put their teamwork and agility skills to the ultimate test.

Director of Sixth Form Mr Flint said the two-day programme was vital to settling in and welcoming one of the academy’s biggest sixth form cohorts in recent times. “It was a tremendous start to the academic year and set our high expectations of students from the very outset,” he said.

“They received expert advice on progression to university and other destinations, and the activity day provided excellent opportunities for the students to bond in their new tutor groups,” Mr Flint continued. “It also helped them develop their leadership characteristics, which we place great emphasis on here at Trinity. It was great to see so many throwing themselves into the experience and getting involved.”