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Special assembly to celebrate Kroto and Sigma programmes

A special assembly was held to celebrate the success of our high achieving students on the Kroto and Sigma programmes.

A special assembly was held to celebrate the success of our high achieving students on the Kroto and Sigma programmes. The schemes aim to highlight key themes of aspiration, inspiration and education and give our students the skills and knowledge to make good choices.
Kroto and Sigma have been running for one full term and the assembly was an opportunity to highlight the great work so far and reward students for their involvement.
 Kroto is aimed at students who attain an average of a level 5 in reading and mathematics at primary age while Sigma is for students working at advanced level or above in all subjects.
All Year groups have Kroto assemblies delivered by different members of staff. Their topics have included talks from students about their experience of higher education, time management and study skills and highlighting girls in engineering.
The schemes are co-ordinated by teacher Liz Taylor. She said: ‘Kroto and Sigma are schemes that are designed to encourage and reward higher level thinking. We gave out progress and subject certificates to students from across the school who have excelled in different areas. Special mention should be made of Anna Ivaskevica and Gvidas Grikietis from Year 10  who took part in the University of Cambridge’s Higher Education Field Academy Programme which included an archaeology dig and writing a report.
Following the success so far we are looking to engage visiting speakers, activities and trips to engage students for the remainder of this academic year.