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Useful Resources from Mrs Jhaj

Mrs Jhaj has compiled a list of useful resources to support students in all year groups with their extra-curricular learning and engagement during this time, as well as a few links to some upcoming competitions.

We hope students will take on board these exciting suggestions to challenge themselves. Please see the full list below.

For all students there are opportunities to engage with the enrichment and challenge activities comprehensively outlined on our school website: https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/support-guidance/more-able/useful-resources/.

The site provides links to both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge supercurriculum challenges aimed at Key Stage Four and Five. Alongside this, many universities are providing engagement opportunities ranging from joining in with live webinars to being able to access past lectures and podcasts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3 – always worth a browse to interact with materials different subjects, including subjects you may not have chosen, and to widen your understanding.

https://www.uca.ac.uk/kamcop/competition/ – Applications are now open for young designers and creatives 2021 YouCreate Competition! This year’s theme is ‘CULTURE’. Your challenge is to think creatively when exploring what culture means to you. Artwork can be submitted in any medium, from film and photography, to sculpture or painting. Open to students who are aged 13-18 years, living in Kent and Medway.

https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/student-design-competition/ – the HRI 2021 Student Design Competition (short: SDC) is a friendly international competition, open to small teams (or even just you!) of high-school and university-level students: invent and design an interactive robot, and present it in front of an international audience of researchers, during the HRI 2021 Conference, that will be held online, in March 2021.

https://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/photo-competition- competition aimed at Year 10, 11 and 12. Each year the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge hosts a photography competition aimed at students in Years 10, 11 and 12. In this competition, students are invited to enter one photograph and an accompanying paragraph that explains how the photo interprets the theme.

Do let us know of which extra-curricular pursuits you are pursuing, so we can support you!

Take care

Mrs Jhaj