Digressions Sessions is a project offering a full year of 1-2-1 mentoring for KS4 students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students engage in weekly sessions with creative professionals, where they focus on developing their confidence, creative skills and academic autonomy. Each student is able to take a lead on what they want to achieve over the course of a year in a way which is open and supported. In the past, students have chosen to write cookery books, create poetry anthologies, build electric F1 cars, or develop gaming apps.
Through pursuing their own projects, students get the chance to consider their school subjects in a different way. For example, maths is an essential part of engineering, geography is key to cookery and cuisine, and English is a doorway to a never ending supply of exciting literature.
The blend of creative, academic and pastoral work renders powerful results in students, who have in the past seen huge improvements in attendance, exam results and broader wellbeing.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to start Digression Sessions for your KS4 students.