Post 16 students took part in their own elections recently, after a week of watching all five of the main political party broadcasts and then spending time debating their manifestos. Students in year 12 and 13 were also given information about registering to vote as well – even those students that are under the age of 18 were encouraged to register, as this means they will be ready for the next election. The mock election then took place during break time on the 7th June (the day before the real one) and very proudly we had almost 100% voter turnout!
With year 13 students currently finishing their courses and preparing for their final exams in June, many of those not applying for university have been very busy applying for jobs and apprenticeships. We are very proud of the success that many have had, including:
Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) recently came into Kingsthorpe College to work with our Post 16 students to inform them about apprenticeships and advertise current roles they had available. Following a group activity some of the students were then invited to a further interview and assessment day. A massive congratulations to the following students who impressed on the day and have now been invited to final event, a full day of interviews, group tasks, and written assessment!