Whilst we may not have been able to provide the banquet, the Roedean Symposium certainly offered the opportunity for much discussion. Senior students at Roedean, and from other schools, were able to discuss their subjects, and related topics, in depth with each other.
Held over 3 weeks, the Symposium consisted of a range of speakers according to the four Roedean Pathways; STEM, Business, Economics and Enterprise, Society, and Creative and Performance Arts. The speakers included ORs Tanya Streeter and Abadesi Osunsade, as well as an incredible cohort of parents and some external speakers.
In addition, there was an opportunity for students to present 10-minute research papers in breakout rooms, followed by Q&A sessions.
The sessions aimed to challenge thinking, through discussion and exploring the perspectives of others.
We are delighted that despite the current situation, the School has been able to hold the Roedean Academy for 2021, which brings together students in Year 10 from 6 local secondary schools along with Roedean. Although it was entirely virtual, the programme worked very well, and it was great to see that students from all the schools were happy to share their ideas and opinions in the seminars. The programme included ‘Core’ modules, which take GCSE skills to a higher level, along with ‘Enrichment’ modules, which provide intellectual challenge on topics which are nothing to do with examination specifications. Some of the topics covered included Mega-Catastrophes, Offender Profiling, North Korea, and Magical Mathematics.
The purpose of the Academy is to stimulate and challenge the most able, and help prepare students for more detailed and rewarding study in the Sixth Form and beyond. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Please see the full programme in the attached brochures.