Westborough High School recently attended two Widening Participation events at Leeds Beckett University as part of their agenda for Careers progression and Raising Aspirations.

‘Boys into Education and Health’ was held on Wednesday 10th January at the City Campus where a group of year 8 boys enjoyed learning about the range of careers linked with both of these areas where males are under-represented. Westborough pupils were able to explore the Clinical Skills Suites which enables University students the opportunity to train using state-of-the-art equipment.

One of the boys commented “It was really fun practicing on the dummies, we checked their heartbeat, and to see if their eyes were dilated…”

On Thursday 11th January, selected group of year 10 boys who have the potential to become Head Boy in year 11 attended the ‘Leadership Skills for Boys’ Event at the University’s Headingley Campus. The event programme focused on inspiring, motivating and building confidence. The day gave the pupils an excellent opportunity to reflect on their existing skills and abilities and helped them understand how they can build on these by encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zones.

During the events, all of the students were engaged throughout the activities and presentations and came away feeling extremely motivated to do well in lessons, at the same time, feeling more confident about applying for University in the future.

These are just two of many of the events and outreach activities that Westborough pupils attend on a regular basis and we hope the experiences we offer continue to inspire and motivate our students to fulfil their potential throughout their journey at Westborough.