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Pupils prepare for their future at Lincoln sixth form convention

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy have organised a five day sixth form convention in North Hykeham in conjunction with North Kesteven School from June 9 to 13.

The convention was attended by over 250 pupils who have heard from senior business people, university officials and health professionals.

Speakers included senior officials from the University of Newcastle, Lincoln College, the RAF, Lincolnshire Police and the University of Lincoln.

Former pupils who are currently attending universities in the UK also returned to give talks on university life.

Workshops and talks were also given on how to choose the right university, writing personal statements and how students can establish themselves in a range of careers including IT, health, engineering and teaching.

Director of learning at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Caroline Gadsby, said: “The convention is a fantastic way to provide our pupils with a real insight into the worlds of university learning and business.

“It gives our sixth formers the opportunity to really focus on their goals and how best to achieve them. Hearing from former pupils who have achieved those goals is also a real inspiration.”

Headteacher Helen Renard said: “The school prides itself on doing everything to enable our students to reach their potential and preparing them for life after school is a key part of that philosophy.

“The convention plays a key role in inspiring our pupils to set their own goals and help reach them.”