Y9 Gateways

Gina Murphy / Categories: News

Y9 Gateways

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

On Wednesday, 12 February, a group of Year 9 students went on the Gateways visit at The University of Manchester.

This particular programme was called Build My Future. It gave students an opportunity to explore their own potential and personal motivations in order to succeed, both during and after their career.

Students attended a “Me and My Future” session in the morning. This involved being part of a group and participating in activities, exploring the role of a career and investigating the required transferrable skills. This helped students to realise that they should play to their key strengths.

Students attended three workshops focusing on:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • Biology, Medicine and Health
  • Arts & Humanities

These interactive sessions, were led by postgraduate students and helped learners explore different career areas and the skills needed to succeed in each of these areas. All the students enjoyed the day and found the activities engaging and informative. One student commented, "It was fantastic, it really made me think about my future and the skills I currently have. The main thing I realised was that I need to improve myself, and keep learning new skills, as this would give me the best chance of going into many different professions."

Previous Article
Henshaws Visit
Next Article
Y8 Cooking Competition



The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy

United Learning