Year 9 students take up the UK housing crisis problem

With the shortage of homes in the UK at a peak and likely to be an area of skills shortages in the coming years, at St John Leman 6th Form, Year 9 students are taking up the challenge.

Take Your Place odyssey with Arts Award students at Sprowston Community Academy

Since January Sprowston Community High School has been holding Arts Award classes every Tuesday after school. Organised by Take Your Place Higher Education Champion (Arts) Jodie Marr, the session is run by Wandering Arts, and Elaine Humpleby, Head of Creative Arts at the school.

Cameron Parker inspires students in Suffolk

Motivational speaker Cameron Parker spoke to Year 10 and 11 students at six Suffolk schools last week. The students listened intently as Cameron relayed his own struggle with adversity and how that has helped him to develop and grow as an individual.

Camouflaged Learning in Thomas Clarkson Academy

75 Year 9 students took part in activities focused on fostering effective communication, resilience and team building. Matt from Camouflaged Learning ran a whole day of games, activities and silliness with the students. 

NUA Alumni returns to Norfolk to inspire students

Mixed Media Textile artist Nikkita Morgan, who received her Master’s in Textile Design from Norwich University of the Arts, toured six Norfolk schools this week to inspire students and uncover hidden talents. The event was organised by Higher Education Arts Champions Annabel Osborn and Jodie Marr at Take Your Place – a programme focusing on improving progression of targeted young people in year 9-13 to higher education.

Acclaimed author visits Yarmouth schools to boost literacy

Anthony McGowan, author of books such as Hellbent and Henry Tumour, launched Undercover Readers Project to 350 students at Cliff Park and Ormiston Venture Academies this week. Undercover Readers aims to ignite students’ passion for literature and encourage them to express themselves through creative writing. The project is being run by Take Your Place and aims to entice more students into higher education.

Norfolk students take part in live autopsy

A packed auditorium of 150 students from around Suffolk and Norfolk watched and took part as body parts were squeezed, poked and dissected during the 5-hour workshop at Blackfriars Hall, Norwich last week.

Widening participation in higher education in East Anglia

From January 2017, East Anglia’s five Higher Education Institutions, working in close partnership with the region’s Further Education Colleges and other stakeholders, will start to deliver a major Government-funded collaborative outreach programme, the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco).