We have a bigger masterclass programme planned than ever before. New and inspiring topics as well as some popular favourites.
Dates: 24 February, 3 & 10 March 2018
Further information and details of how to apply will be in schools on 11 January.
Report from a Yr 7 All Saints’ pupil.
On Tuesday 14th November the Independent State Schools Partnership (I.S.S.P. [a group of schools who hold extra-curricular events for students throughout the year]) held an event for students from all over York called Breakthrough. All Saints sent 10 students to St. Peters School (where the event took place) to take part in it. At the event 6 teachers presented what they thought to be humanity’s greatest breakthrough and got the students to talk in small groups about which breakthrough was the greatest of all.
It was an excellent event that engaged the students present and got them talking with students from other schools. After the engaging debate had taken place the groups then chose the breakthrough which they would vote for. This is an exciting annual event which the students attending looked forward to – and were not disappointed!
Announcing the first in this year’s evening lectures for years 7&8. ‘ISSP 7-8’ is a termly event for years 7 & 8 running from 7 to 8pm where high profile speakers will enthuse and inspire your child through a 1 hour lecture. We introduced these lectures into our programme last year with great success; they were very well attended indeed.
We are delighted that Dr Elpis Pavlidou from the University of York is coming to talk about: “The Brain Squad Series: The Mystery of Letters that turned into Reading.” The talk will cover some basics of how the brain works and will show how a printed word turns into reading with the help of brain networks.
Elpis is a cognitive neuroscientist in the making who studied Psychology in Greece, went to Scotland to continue studying, decided to move to the USA to chase her academic ‘American Dream’ and is now based in England. In 2010, she received her PhD from The University of Edinburgh.
During that time, she published her studies in international journals and presented her work in conferences around the world. In 2012, Europe finally decided to fund her work for 3 years via the Marie Curie International Fellowships scheme. She is currently a Lecturer in Psychology in Education but is also affiliated with Haskins Laboratories (Yale University) and the University of Edinburgh.
Date: Thursday 30 November
Time 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: University of York
Further details from the ISSP contact at your child’s school – see list
PeaceJam is a unique, global, peace education programme, founded in 1996 and led by 14 leading Nobel Peace Prize winners. It seeks to inspire young people to become active citizens and agents for positive change in a multicultural and interconnected world. As part of the programme young people devise and carry out community projects that can provide a peaceful solution to a local or global problem. This is then recorded on the international One Billion Acts of Peace website set up by a collaboration between Google and PeaceJam.
The first Leeds PeaceJam Youth Conference will be held at Leeds Trinity University on 25-26 November 2017 with Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who received the Nobel Prize for her nonviolent efforts to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. She will spend the whole weekend with us.
The weekend costs £55 young person at the early bird rate up until 20 October. Thereafter each place costs £60. The cost includes all food for the two days (two breakfast, two lunches and a dinner), a t-shirt, and all activities.
PeaceJam have a partnership with the Burns Price Foundation to provide bursaries for young people from low income backgrounds to attend the conference for free or at a subsidized rate.
Raising aspirations is one of the chief aims of York ISSP. Forty students from York partnership schools were inspired by recent Oxford University experience.