Upper Sixth Pupils Support Invicta Academy

Upper Sixth Pupils Support Invicta Academy

The week between Christmas and New Year was a busy one for 14 of our Sixth Form pupils. These willing volunteers were on hand to support primary school pupils across the country with online lessons at the virtual Invicta Academy with each volunteer supported by a facilitator to deliver lessons.  This initiative was set up in the first national lockdown and now in our second schoolslockdown, this support is needed more than ever to help those pupils from maintained schools in need to catch up on missed schoolwork. Lockdown affects different schools and pupils in a multitude of ways and Invicta Academy is vital in bridging some gaps in a pupil’s educational journey.  

Caterham School is very proud to be part of this initiative and to help however we can. Mr Patterson would like to extend his thanks to those that took part for making it such a success. Whilst the primary goal of supporting the Invicta Academy is to help bridge the learning gap, the week brought much experience and reflection for our Sixth Form pupils, here is some of their feedback: 

“It was such a rewarding experience as I realised how lucky I am to have been able to access all my lessons over lockdown and it also helped me gain valuable skills in communicating and presenting to others.” 

“Being able to help out and interact with the students was something that I enjoyed, and I feel that it also helped with my communication skills.” 

“I thought that it was interesting to see from the teacher’s point of view during teaching, and the work done in order to produce and present a good lesson online. “ 

“During the course, the facilitators were helpful and understanding when explaining to me what I had to do.” 

“Overall, the week of helping out with Invicta was an enjoyable experience and a memorable one- if I were to be asked to get involved in the course again, I would most definitely accept. “ 

“I loved engaging with the teachers and the other pupils and hope that others will get the chance to do the same thing.” 

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