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Fast Trackers National Final

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Last week was the Fast Trackers National Final with Network Rail and Mott MacDonald. Our winners from the Midlands Aimhigher Final, South and City College (SCCB), went on to win first place and gained their...

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Careers in Film & TV

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Our ‘Careers in Film & TV’ event took place at the University of Birmingham in May. Four schools – Bournville, Balaam Wood, St Michael’s and Shenley took part in a filming competition. Each team of...

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STEM Club Career Profile: Ecology

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  Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay. As part of our STEM Club, learners found out about ecologists and how they are helping to protect our environment. So what is an Ecologist? Ecologists survey the plants and animals...

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STEM Club

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With major redevelopments taking place across Birmingham, there has never been a better time for STEM Club! Our Year 9 STEM Club at Balaam Wood School covered a wide range of careers from Structural Engineering...

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Fast Trackers

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Ever wondered what it takes to design and build a railway?   Our learners from South and City College, Halesowen College and Cadbury Sixth Form College found out on the Fast Trackers programme this May....

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Get Moving

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The Get Moving event at the West Bromwich Albion Stadium was a great opportunity for our year 10 students with an interest in sports careers. Students learnt about the many career pathways the industry has...

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Explore Berlin

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Aimhigher Plus took a fantastic group of 30 Year 9 students on a once in a lifetime trip to Berlin last week as part of the Explore Berlin project. These students were from 6 different...

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Reach Out

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On 13th February the Reach Out team delivered an assembly to Year 9’s at Stockland Green about Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships. This was then followed by a series of workshops around the same topic. The...

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Revision Weekender

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At the start of February, 47 students attended the Revision Weekender at Boreatton Park in Shropshire. Students took part in revision sessions interspersed with a range of outdoor activities. Fun activities like aero ball, climbing,...

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Young Waiters Morning

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The ‘Young Waiters Morning’ is a regular event that takes place at UCB throughout the year in the Brasserie and Atrium Restaurant. These events get fantastic feedback from both the students and the staff. They...

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