On Monday 10 June a team of twelve students selected from Year 8 and 9 took part in the Gifted and Talented day run by Portsmouth University. Students had to use GCSE style skills to investigate the Historic Dockyard, evaluate how distinctive it is and make suggestions to professionals about how to improve the area for young people. Priory students showed their skills from the outset with making their opinions heard, sharing ideas, acting confidently and independently, and being enthusiastic team workers. They had to work with students from other schools, as well as with recently qualified Geography teachers and professionals from the dockyard. Lily summed the day up saying ‘It’s good to feel relevant’, while Alex said it was ‘Full packed geographical fun’. The day also saw students challenging themselves on the rock climbing wall which was ‘epic’ according to Lily.
Thanks to all those who arranged the day. The feedback from Portsmouth Uni was that our students were ‘creative, independent, articulate and clear minded’. They were, as ever, a credit to the school.