Updated: May 21
Yet again, we have had some fantastic visiting speakers at Castle School Sixth Form this half term. We had Helen John from Bluestone Academy who spoke to our pupils about opportunities in business, particularly in the travel and tourism sector right here in Pembrokeshire. We’ve also had Dr Jo Bolland speak about careers in medicine, dentistry and aesthetics. Dr Jo’s visit was facilitated by our amazing pupil, Breanna Greggain and her parents.
This week we were honoured to host Jonathan Porter and Patricia Mawuli Porter OBE at the Sixth Form Centre. Jonathan spoke about overcoming catastrophic injuries and facing enormous hardship in his youth to creating opportunities from each challenge and becoming successful in the aviation industry. Patricia is the first civilian Ghanaian woman to obtain a Ghanaian Pilots licence, the only black female aircraft inspector in the UK for the light Aircraft Association and British Microlight Aircraft Association. She and Jonathan run their own aviation company, Metal Seagulls at Haverfordwest Airfield. Next week we will hear from an expert in Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) who will speak about opportunities to further expand our sixth formers’ horizons. More on that next week!
At Castle School Sixth Form we provide opportunities for our pupils to network with brilliant minds who get them thinking and inspire them to reach their goals. We provide a broad curriculum with carefully chosen content that is well-structured and logically sequenced. Our curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all of our students the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to take advantage of future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences. Our speakers aim to empower students by providing them with guidance, relatable stories from speakers' own experiences and inspiration to go out and build their dreams.