From bed-making to revision techniques: Lincoln Castle Academy students enjoy off-timetable Aspire Day

Students from many year groups at Lincoln Castle Academy enjoyed a day off-timetable as part of their Aspire Day on March 14.

Students in Year 13 had a chance to see if they were ready to leave school and head into Higher Education in LiNCHigher’s University Challenge.

The Year 13s had to split into teams and take part in a relay where they had to put a pillow on a pillow case, decide if they could tell the difference between the brand and budget food as well as partaking in university charades.

Year 9s were treated to a workshop from MAD4Life where they were taught all about revision skills and best ways to prepare for examinations over the next couple of years.

Pupils in Year 11 had a fun and interactive workshop from MADE Training as they prepare for their exams and Year 12s went to visit the University of Hull.

Area Engagement Officer for LiNCHigher, Amy Liddy, who helped organise the day, said: “The Aspire Day at Lincoln Castle Academy was a great success in terms of the quality and diversity of activities on offer for different year groups.

“The activities funded through LiNCHigher included exam revision support for Years 11 and 9, life skills workshops for Year 13, and a University Campus visit to Hull for Year 12.  

“These activities are just a small selection from our programme we run throughout the year with the school to help raise the aspirations of young people in their next steps.”

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