Every year, Xaverian College welcomes Year 10 pupils from across the region to its Taster Days, providing them with the opportunity to experience student life at an outstanding Catholic sixth form college.
This much-loved Taster Day programme aims to extend learning opportunities, raise aspirations and assist in supporting young people’s transition into Further Education.
Pupils follow a personalised timetable, sampling three subjects before having lunch on-Campus with current students, providing them with a chance to find out everything the College has to offer.
Ploutos Vourliotis, Careers Advisor at St Peter’s RC High School, commented: “We absolutely love bringing our pupils to Xaverian each year. It’s such a valuable experience and we always arrive back at school informed and inspired.
“Pupils that progress to the College from St Peter’s always have a smooth transition and we believe the Taster Days play a huge role in this. Just being able to see the Campus and mix with pupils from other high schools alleviates any apprehensions they have and enhances their confidence.
“We’re already excited for next year!”
Emily Hall, English Teacher at CHS South, added: “The Taster Days provide a great opportunity for our pupils to think about what they might like to study in the future and what steps they need to take to make it happen.
“All staff and students at Xaverian are so welcoming and friendly, there was a real buzz throughout the day and all of our pupils left incredibly excited about their next steps.”
Antonio de Paola, Vice Principal – Curriculum, said: “It is vital that we encourage young people to think about their futures, as it gives purpose to their learning and enables them to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career of their choosing.
“Our Year 10 Taster Days really stretch the boundaries of raising aspirations and I am really pleased that they continue to be much-anticipated by our local schools. It is a pleasure that we can work in partnership with them to empower young people and ensure nothing stops them from reaching their goals.”
Xaverian College provides students with the skills, experience and qualifications that prepare them for their future career or higher-level study and encourage them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.
To #DiscoverYourFuture at Xaverian, attend one of their upcoming Open Days on Saturday 8th and Sunday 16th October 2022. Visit xaverian.ac.uk to find out more.