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The first week at Bow Sixth Form

The first week at Bow Sixth Form

It was an exciting first week back at Bow School as we welcomed the arrival of the new Year 12 students to the Sixth Form. It was an eventful week as a number of trips and workshops took place to help the students settle in to life as a sixth former.

The week commenced with a fantastic workshop, ‘Mastery Mindset’, which was delivered by an engaging coach from the company Inner Drive.  The interactive session was full of activities, experiments and videos designed to get the students thinking differently about their attitudes towards success. The workshop introduced the students to the concept that there are a number of key habits that can contribute to leading a successful life. The workshop enabled the students to learn how to use these in an educational environment. By the end of the workshop, students had set realistic and achievable goals for their futures and left feeling positive about the year ahead.


As part of their first week, Young Enterprise organised a trip to an outdoor activity centre in Kent. Students commented on how it was a great opportunity to be away from London and experience the countryside for a day. Visiting Wide Horizons allowed us to have an exhilarating day in the countryside whilst taking part in activities that challenged and developed our skills sets. During the morning session, students participated in a range of team building activities designed to develop their trust in each other, along with enhancing their problem solving skills. The climbing wall and crate stacking were a great chance for students to push themselves and face their fears. Each student set and achieved their own personal goal for the climbing wall, with many reaching the top!

Students also had a fun and informative Sixth Form induction session, which took place at the Rothschild offices in the City. The day was a great opportunity for students to learn about what contributes to being successful at A-Level and the skills required for this. There was also great advice and support regarding the options available to the students once they finish their A-Levels. Students particularly enjoyed taking the Myers-Briggs personality type test to help them identify new career paths that they may not have been familiar with. Students also enjoyed an activity where they had to match a celebrity to a degree subject, and they were surprised to learn that Harry Hill studied Medicine at University! We all had a great first week at Bow Sixth Form and look forward to hearing about new successes in subject lessons.