The students at Goodenough enjoyed a day of great academic success. After completing their morning lessons, the students were lead into ORACLE talks, given by industry experts on current and illuminating topics.
James Aidoo, the Community Minister in the borough of Islington, gave a warming speech about setting goals and being proactive. James is a professionally qualified youth work practitioner trainer and speaker. He holds a vast amount of experience working with educational senior leadership teams and students in order to develop educational attainment and emotional intelligence. Following this, Maia Elliot, a Molecular Biologist currently studying a PhD in genetics at the University of Surrey gave an informative speech explaining how and why genes become triggered and untriggered and the general importance of genetics research. James provided a more emotional speech, with Maia’s being more technical. The students really engaged with the ORACLE guest speakers, eager to learn more information.
After the ORACLE talks, the students ventured out to the Bloomsbury Bowling alleys, using the KingPin Suite for a more private affair. The students relished the competition between their friends and the counsellors alike. The private suite also boasts ping-pong, pool, arcade games and even an indoor cricket simulator.
The students are incredibly excited for their London excursion and trip to the West End tomorrow evening to watch a theatrical production. Updates on how they got on to follow.