Following the success of last years Easter revision club, SYP in Stoke on Trent organised a two day revision club at Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre for year 11 students. During the mornings the pupils took part in maths and English activities focused on GCSE exam preparation. Many of the year 11 students that attended were regular participants at the monthly SYP afterschool revision club. The students were enthusiastic and enjoyed the opportunity to work in small groups supported by SYP workers. The morning was broken up with the use of brain-break activities and games related to the topics being covered.
In the afternoon the students were able to choose what activities they would like to take part in. On the first afternoon half of the group took part in rock climbing whilst the other half of the group took part in air-rifle shooting. The following day the students chose to take part in archery. The students enjoyed the competitive nature of the activities and the opportunity to relax and talk to their peers outside of an academic environment.
Overall the event was an outstanding success and something SYP would like to repeat each year to support and engage our year 11 pupils.
(Year 11 Student) “The rifle shooting was my favourite part and it was nice to talk to some of the other students.”