Personal Development inc. Student Leadership
The Marlborough Science Academy celebrates its recent successes and achievements. We are a school of great achievements and values...
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The BRILLIANT CLUB
...is a national University Access Programme. It is designed to help students to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to competitive universities. They learn about higher education then complete a challenging final assignment. Marlborough students from years 8 & 9 worked really hard on their assignment and to celebrate their achievements, were invited to attend a graduation ceremony at Imperial College London. During the day students enjoyed a tour of the Campus, met with current university students and were able to learn about Higher Education and university life.
Scholars on their way to Imperial College London
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that works across the UK to support and encourage young people to Access University and higher education programmes. The Scholars programme brings together current PhD researchers and schools to help develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to progress to the country’s most competitive universities.
The Marlborough Scholars worked with PhD researcher, Christophe Lambing, over eight weeks in university style learning, culminating in a 1500-word final assignment exploring the use of “Strategies to prevent further spread of Malaria in a rural village in West Africa”. Assignments were marked by university lecturers using university assessment levels. All students passed their assignments with flying colours!
THE DIANA AWARD
Students from Marlborough, Trained to tackle bullying
In May 2023, nine students took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award at E-ACT Crest Academy. Young people, aged 11-16, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different and often difficult situations, both off and online.
The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme, is available to schools across the UK, working with students and other young people to change attitudes surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond. The Programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with facilitators giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, who, after training and with the support of the school, will be able to tackle bullying in their schools. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class intervention thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Commenting on the training Miss Walker said, “nine students attended, as a follow-on training day to their initial training in February. The Student Ambassador group are continuing to work with Miss Arrol to raise awareness and provide support for all within our community”.