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Sowing the Seeds Day

15 January 2015

‘Sowing the Seeds’ Great fun was had by all year 7 when they got to spend a day considering their futures and learning more about what to do after yr11. The Bedford University staff and students really engaged the students challenging their thoughts and making their dreams seem possible, guiding them through the process of choosing courses and identifying what subjects and grades they would need to achieve to make it a reality. This got some of the students already beginning to think about their options in year 9. The mixture of research, presentation and creativity activities allowed all to get involved, students produced some great T-shirt designs and wowed the University students with their confidence when presenting their ideas and explaining their reasons behind their choices. Here’s hoping in 2021 we have lots of students leaving 6th form and setting off for university.

Miss Hennessy AD Yr7

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Sowing the Seeds by Bedford University - 15 January 2015

‘Sowing the Seeds’ Great fun was had by all year 7 when they got to spend a day considering their futures and learning more about what to do after yr11. The Bedford University staff and students really engaged the students challenging their thoughts and making their dreams seem possible, guiding them through the process of choosing courses and identifying what subjects and grades they would need to achieve to make it a reality. This got some of the students already beginning to think about their options in year 9. The mixture of research, presentation and creativity activities allowed all to get involved, students produced some great T-shirt designs and wowed the University students with their confidence when presenting their ideas and explaining their reasons behind their choices. Here’s hoping in 2021 we have lots of students leaving 6th form and setting off for university.

Miss Hennessy AD Yr7


Student Accounts of the Day

On Monday the Bedford University students came and we learnt about the university and future paths. I liked it as we found out career paths. The best part of the day was when we got to graduate. At the graduation ceremony we wore red hats and robes and walked out to receive our certificates. The day was amazing.

Charlotte Bannerman 7 Nobel 1


On Monday the 12th January 2015 all of year 7 had a ‘Sowing the Seeds’ day run by Bedford University. On the day we took part in many activities and were taught about university, the courses you can take and their requirements.

Some of the activities we did were:

  • P1 Building a bridge between two chairs out of newspaper, tape and glue.
  • P2 Trying to match pictures of people to what job they have, or if they don’t have one.
  • P3 Using a prospectus to answer questions about Bedford University
  • P4 Designing a t-shirt which would represent the life of a university student, using drawings instead of writing. We also had to present our ideas to the rest of the class.
  • P5 A talk about career choices and the opportunity to ask questions about university life.
  • P6 Year 7 graduation wearing the clothes you would wear when you graduate.

The activity I enjoyed the most was the bridge building in period 1, but the most helpful period was P3 because I got a chance to read the Bedford University prospectus and to look at the robotic and engineering part to see what you need to do its course.

James Vicarage 7 Franklin 2


On Monday 12th January Bedford University kindly came to our school to spend the day with the year 7’s and help us to understand more about university. First of all they introduced themselves in the main hall and asked us a few questions about our views on university. Secondly we were split into our forms where to lovely mentors from the university took us to a classroom. We learnt about stereotypes and how a lot of people judge others life and career just by what they look like. After that we did a team building activity, where as a group we had to build a bridge using only newspaper and very little sellotape. It was a difficult task but as a team everyone succeeded and every group’s bridge held the object. We also designed a T-shirt showing the life and responsibilities of someone at university.

Shakeelah Bowman 7 Franklin 2


T-Shirt Competition  Winners


1st Franklin 2 (100pts)

Samea Akhtar
Shakeelah Bowman
Scott Cottrell
Aidan Gardner
Harmony Lean

2nd Nobel 1    (80pts)

Khalid Afzal
Simon Beasley
Charlotte Ecob
Kieran Hathaway
Samia Nadeem

3rd Franklin 1     (60pts)

Youssef Adel
Courtney Edwards
Zoe Gibbs
Falak Nadeem
Gallum Garman