Game Changers programme

Year funded: 2019/2020
Academy/Organisation: Ormiston Venture Academy
Area of Focus: Careers, transferable employability skills and vocational learning

As part of a new initiative, the students took part in the Game Changers programme, designed to feed and raise aspirations in year 7 male students and enlighten them to Higher Education.

The group of boys were treated to a university student experience, with a lot of them attending UEA for the first time and blown over by the sheer size of the campus. They received an Economics taster session in a seminar setting, along with a question and answer workshop with staff and ambassadors from the university. Their strengths and agility were also tested on the university’s climbing wall and a sporting match of fencing.