Gifted and talented students from twelve local high schools recently attended the Prestigious Universities Programme event at Cronton Sixth Form College for a morning of inspiring activities and taster lessons, designed to encourage the young learners to aspire to study at one of the top universities in the country and learn about how Cronton can help them achieve these goals.
The morning was a great success offering over 150 pupils the opportunity to sample A Level subjects that they may be interested in when applying for college. The day was extremely beneficial for the pupils that attended and provided them an understanding of higher education from an early age.
The Prestigious Universities Programme is a fantastic programme offered by Cronton College that provides support, advice and opportunities to students who are applying to some of the top universities in the world. This programme also gives these students the opportunity to visit some of the Russell Group universities before they apply.
Lesley MacCallum, Careers Coordinator at Halewood Academy said, “It’s been a great day; the students have really enjoyed themselves. The Prestigious Universities Programme taster day gives these Year 9 students the chance to focus on higher education and give them an opportunity to try subjects that they do not normally do at school.”
Luke MacMahon, Head of the Prestigious Universities Programme said, “This morning was fantastic for me. Not only was it really enjoyable to work with so many obviously talented young people, it was great to see how determined they were to succeed. Although university may seem like a distant target for Year 9 students, it is so important for their ultimate success that they start thinking about it now.
“If there was one thing I wanted the students to take away from their visit to Cronton, it was the belief that every one of them has the right to go to which ever university they choose. In addition to everything else they learned this morning, if they took that lesson away with them then I could not be happier.”