Upton Court Grammar School ran a ‘Skills for Life” programme for its year 12 students on Tuesday 19 July to prepare the A Level students for life beyond school, particularly at University.
The day was primarily focussed on the non-academic aspects of life, including developing self-esteem, making friends, money management and relationships.
Former students returned to the school to talk about their experiences in moving from Upton Court Grammar School to university, and making the daunting transition from being a school child to a fully-fledged, independent adult.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “We believe that preparing young people for the challenges of life after school is as important as helping them achieve the best results in their academic studies.”
Former students (L to R) : Daniel Aduakwa (Medicine at University of Nottingham), Caitlyn Khan (Medicine at Imperial College, University of London), Navneeta Tiwari (Biomedical Sciences, St George’s College, University of London), Radha Sharma (Medicine at Keele University), Aditi Ranjan (Medicine, University of Lancaster), Chaaya Mistry (Medicine at St George’s College, University of London) , Udhari Abeykoon ( Veterinary science, University of Bristol)