School Visits

Our school visits connect primary and secondary students with young professionals excelling in their fields to foster mutual inspiration and learning. Both students and professionals gain valuable insights from each other during these interactions.

There are three types of school visits that we conduct:

Workshops and Activity Sessions

Two Left Hands

Throughout a full day or across two afternoons, each class will engage in an art workshop led by our skilled young professionals. These artists, some with exhibited works and others holding first-class degrees in various art disciplines from printmaking to textiles, bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to our programme.

Our artists will teach students fundamental drawing and art creation techniques. Students will then apply these skills to craft their own masterpieces during the session, challenging them to transform learning into tangible results.

Like our other workshops, this activity serves as a conduit for imparting our message of positivity, reinforcing to students that they can achieve greatness in any endeavour they pursue with dedication.

Our art workshop is suitable for Year 3s through to Year 7s. The workshop fosters student camaraderie by encouraging participation in collaborative projects with peers beyond their usual friendship circles.

This programme gets its name from a comment that an art teacher made about a Year 7 student’s homework, “You draw as if you have two left hands”. Originally intended as an insult by their teacher, we have repurposed the phrase to signify that the concept of creating art the "wrong" way is just as absurd as having two left hands. 

Objectives:

To offer students new experiences

To enable them to learn or enhance skills

To inspire confidence in their abilities and provide platforms for creative expression

To foster a growth mindset by emphasizing the subjectivity of art, underscoring that there is no "wrong" way to create art

Tracking Greatness

During a half-day event, two year groups will participate in a sports afternoon led by our young professional athletes from diverse teams, including Chelsea FC, Harlequins, and Team GB.

Our athletes will impart insights on achieving success in sports, emphasizing essential values like discipline and belief. They will also lead skill training sessions and play games with the students in their respective sports, including football, rugby, and netball.

At the beginning and end of the session, students will be asked to define what greatness means to them. This exercise aims to illustrate how their perceptions of achieving greatness evolve through the activities of the session.

Like our other workshops, this activity serves as a conduit for imparting our message of positivity, reinforcing to students that they can achieve greatness in any endeavour they pursue with dedication.

Our sports activity afternoons are suitable for Year 3s through to Year 12s. The activity afternoon fosters unity and community by encouraging students from different year groups to collaborate and by inviting neighbouring schools to participate.

The programme title reflects the idea that by interacting with our rising young sports stars, students can track their progress and witness their future achievements first-hand. The title also suggests that the athletes themselves are charting their paths to greatness, thereby laying a roadmap for students to follow.

Objectives:

To offer students new experiences

To enable them to learn or enhance skills

To boost the self-confidence of students by demonstrating what they can achieve through dedication and effort

To empower students to understand the difference between what they can and cannot control; to recognize that while their circumstances do not define them, their choices do

Discussion Panels

The aim of our discussion panel series is to demonstrate to pupils that success is not an objectively defined one-way road, rather it is numerous paths, and that everyone can be great through achieving their own version of success. To do this, we have welcomed an array of guests on our panels ranging from Arminder Dhillon (the youngest person to win an investment on Dragons' Den) to Callum Hudson-Odoi (the youngest player to make his England debut in a competitive match). Since July 2022, we have successfully organised eight panels, all of which were held at Whitgift School, and welcomed over thirty different guests.