Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

A Five Star Day!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Oxford Brookes PGCE students recently hosted an Enrichment Day at Harcourt Hill campus for a talented group of Year 7 maths students from several local schools. The students organised a challenging and fun day of activities for the able mathematicians, including a logic puzzle, a construction test and an orienteering challenge. The Enrichment Day gave the PGCE students an opportunity to develop their practical skills which they can take into the classroom and a chance for the local Year 7 students to visit Oxford Brookes. ‘These enrichment sessions allow young people who would not normally have access to a university to spend some time on campus and through this consider that they might want to study or work here. This year I was particularly delighted that most of the groups were accompanied by teachers who had trained here with me, reflecting the close links we have with schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and the continued impact of our PGCE course.’ Jude Stratton, Senior Lecturer in Education, Secondary Mathematics The excellent feedback from teachers shows that the students enjoyed taking part in the day which is organised by Brookes PGCE students every year.
‘Thank you for having our Year 7 group with you for the Enrichment day – please could we attend again! Helen Leather, Subject Head, Mathematics, the John Colet School, Wendover
‘It was a great afternoon and I would recommend it to anyone. A five star day!’ Charlotte Brown, 7C, the John Colet School, Wendover