Con’grad’ulations to a group of Oasis Academy Sholing students
A con’grad’ulations is in order to a group of Southampton teenagers after they have graduated from a university scholar’s programme recently.
In January a group of year 10 students from Oasis Academy Sholing were given the opportunity to participate in The Scholars Programme which provides students aged 8-18 from non-selective state schools the opportunity to work with a PhD researcher to experience university-style learning. It helps them to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to support in securing a place at a highly selective university.
To be successful of a place in this elite programme students were asked to write a personal statement outlining why they were deserving of a place.
Tamasin Gale, Associate Assistant Principal at Oasis Academy Sholing, commented saying; “The 11 students who were chosen to work with a PhD researcher from Southampton University began their course back in February and have to rise to the additional challenge of doing most of their supra-curricular study sessions with Dr LuTheryn remotely. But in true Oasis Academy Sholing style they showed resilience and determination and completed their course of study ‘The Bacterial biofilm: Misunderstood Microbes or Public Health Hazard’.”
Last week students graduated in a virtual ceremony from the University of Warwick and the school also held an internal celebration. Many of the scholars received firsts and upper-class honours and all felt a great sense of achievement.