Brilliant students at Ormiston Meadows Academy

Twelve Year 5 pupils from Ormiston Meadows Academy attended the prestigious Gonville and Caius University for the launch of the Brilliant Club programme.

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The Brilliant Club is a charity which works to widen young people’s access to university by placing PhD candidates in schools to mentor students, and has been working in partnership with the academy to broaden pupil’s horizons and raise aspirations.

The programme will see the PhD tutors visit the pupils at Ormiston Meadows Academy every week in school, where they will run study skills sessions for a period of six week. At the end of the programme, the pupils will be tasked with writing a 1,000 word essay that will be graded by their tutor.

Jean Watt, Principal, at the academy, said:

"At Ormiston Meadows Academy, as with all academies within Ormiston Academies Trust, our vision and aims are to ensure children are given the best life chances possible. Working with the Brilliant Club provides us with more opptunities to stretch and challenge our most able pupils and inspire them so they have the best chance to reach their full potential."