Yesterday was a day of true of academic excellence here at Goodenough College. After a full morning of lessons, the students attended a ‘University Life’ seminar, with every student being given an individual folder containing lots of valid information on the university application process, along with personal statement advice and university life tips. The students were incredibly engaged throughout the whole seminar, with many questions being asked about what university life is really like.
The students had the exciting opportunity to welcome guest speakers for the Oracle activity this afternoon. First of which, was Tom Toumazis MBE, the chairman and founder of the ChildLine Board, part of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the UK. He gave an insightful speech into the nature of the company, recounting a few harrowing stories and how the victims had been helped. He was awarded his MBE for his contributions in helping raise over £8 million for ChildLine.
Ben Ambridge, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Liverpool gave the next speech. Ben’s research is primarily based on children’s language development, which led him to discuss his latest book ‘Psy-Q’ and reported some of his major findings to the students.
Finally, Cameron Parker, the UK’s top motivational speaker gave an inspiring speech to the students. Cameron has inspired tens of thousands of individual’s right across the UK. He outlined his formula for achieving goals and personal development and gave his advice on how the students should treat the coming years.
Tomorrow the students take a trip to the West End to see the award-winning production of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, stay tuned for more information.