Denys Salt Sixth Form Centre
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In January, Sixth Form students met a young Palestinian and Israeli speaker to better understand perspectives on conflict. Students heard first-hand viewpoints and needs of those who want peace. The speakers, Abigail and Ibrahim, outlined their experiences of growing up in Israel and Palestine and then were part of a lengthy question and answer session culminating in group work activities looking at possible solutions to the conflict. The sessions were hugely successful, allowing students to embrace diversity of identity and opinion on this extremely difficult issue.The approach was based upon principles which would lead to a ‘win-win outcome’ for individuals and communities. The day was brokered by ‘Solutions Not Sides’, an organisation that co-ordinates a non-partisan educational project for young people. The key focus is to counter Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic narratives related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Student, Danielle Taylor said:“The session was a great opportunity for us to get a deeper insight into the complex conflict in Israel and Palestine. The two speakers Abigail (Israeli) and Ibrahim (Palestinian) shared personal experiences and how the conflict has affected them and their families. Their stories and opinions allowed us to see the impact on real people; beyond the headlines we see in the media."
There has never been a better time to study in our Sixth Form: our school has excellent facilities, offers a wide choice of courses and our A-level results remain in the top 10% nationally. We are very proud of our students’ achievements with the overwhelming majority progressing to university or directly into a career. This reflects the strong sense of dedication, care and support we offer.
At the Denys Salt Sixth Form we have lots of enrichment activities that help to develop and widen your interests and also broaden your understanding. All Sixth Form learners participate in some aspect of our enrichment programme. The menu is broad and diverse and evolves in line with what learners want to do.
Our Enrichment Programme includes:
Our school days are an important part of a lifelong journey of learning and discovery. It is great to hear when a former leaner has just achieved their degree in their chosen subject or that one has secured employment in their chosen career. Here we catch up with some of our former learners.