The education initiative ‘Move On, Move Up’ is returning for a third year to help Doncaster students preparing for exams achieve their full potential.
The scheme, launched by Mayor Ros Jones, aims to enhance the fantastic support already offered by schools across the borough to ensure young people achieve the best results possible.
Once again extra incentivised revision sessions will be on offer for young people; with study sessions for Key Stage 4 available at Doncaster Museum delivered by qualified learning mentors and Key Stage 2 at Doncaster Library delivered by the Library Service. Each interactive study session will be designed to complement what is already being offered by schools to their students. Free leisure passes will be given to each young person who attends, providing the chance for some much needed relaxation during what can be a stressful time.
There will also be a bigger focus on digital interaction this year thanks to the ‘Move On, Move Up’ Facebook page, which is available for the first time (www.facebook.com/DoncasterMomu). Aimed at Key Stage 4 students and families preparing for GCSEs, along with parents of Key Stage 2 pupils, the page will include full details of sessions, sample exam questions and the opportunity to ask a learning mentor for help with any areas of difficulty during revision.
The ‘Move On, Move Up’ webpage (www.doncaster.gov.uk/momu) is also available for support, information and guidance including digital versions of specially designed study guides for both students and parents preparing for Key Stage 2 and 4 exams.
Over 300 students from Doncaster went to at least one revision session in the first two years of the scheme. A survey taken during the initiative last year found that 97% of those students who attended a session said they found it useful, with 98% saying they would attend a ‘Move On, Move Up’ session again.
Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones said “I’m delighted to see ‘Move On, Move Up’ return for a third year. As Mayor, one of my priorities is to ensure that our young people are given the motivation and best platform possible to achieve their full potential, so initiatives like this are incredibly important to me. Over the last two years, ‘Move On, Move Up’ has seen over 300 local young people attend the extra revision sessions we offer and I’m sure many more will take advantage in 2018.
“Projects such as ‘Move On, Move Up’ are in place to support the fantastic work already taking place in our schools to make sure results day is the best it can possibly be. We want to ensure that our young people obtain the skills and qualifications they need to have a successful future.”
“These are exciting times in Doncaster as we continue to attract more investment to the borough and create more jobs. It’s vital that we provide our young people with the best chance possible to make the most of these opportunities.”
The ‘Move On, Move Up’ initiative is once again being well supported by partners across Doncaster including Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, Doncaster Museum and Doncaster Libraries.
- Category: Children, young people & families