US in Schools Mentoring
Rawmarsh students attended a fantastic evening in the Octagon Centre to celebrate their achievement and graduation from the US in Schools mentoring programme.
We have been running this on a weekly basis at the school in partnership with the University of Sheffield since October last year. Students work with their own trained undergraduate student who mentors them on aspects of learning such as revision, timekeeping, study skills and perhaps most importantly of all building up their confidence with regard to their approach to learning and their plans for the future. Our students have gained a lot from the programme and thoroughly enjoyed the event on the night.
Special mention to Breannen who was awarded star mentee for Rawmarsh Community School and to Ebony for being brave enough to take the stage and speak in front of an audience of 400 people about what she had personally gained from the programme. Abby and Isobelle had these words to say about their experience of taking part:
What has mentoring done for me?
Abby: My mentor has given me useful websites to help with revision and tips for looking at old exam papers and working through them so I know what to expect.
Isobelle: We went through qualifications and colleges that I might need to consider if I want to be a police officer or a vet. We liked the tour, it was cool, it helped because we would like to study in Sheffield and we now know what the campus looks like.
Abby: I now understand Higher Education more – what it’s like I how to approach it. I now understand that to pursue a career as a comedian it would be helpful to have a good knowledge of language and performing arts at degree level. This has helped me to have conversations at home about my future learning and to be ‘open-minded’ about Higher Education.
Isobelle: I now have loads more confidence.