The Summer Challenge
King Solomon International Business School hosted a six day ‘ Summer Challenge’ for our new Year 11 students.
The week long programme was designed to develop key skills that the students can transfer to their wider learning and academic success in their GCSE studies. The students received a number of opportunities this week, which started with a visit to Apple’ s coding and tech base in Birmingham. Here, they learnt invaluable skills, including the ability to design their own app. The students developed not only their creativity here but their understanding of computer/ mobile software that will help them in their studies as they progress onto further years.
Dr. Beverly Lindsay and Dr. Trevor Adams presenting to students about their personal brand
Dr. Trevor Adams also gave a talk about Navigational Smarts, which gave the students more of a practical, day to day knowledge which will help them throughout life. Students were taught about the importance of knowing their cultural routes. The workshop also shared strategies for networking, building relationships and public speaking.
Key Business Skills
Students enjoyed a masterclass about Speed reading from Mr. Sean Deer. This allowed them to pick up invaluable skills that will improve their learning experience in school. This is a lifelong skill that can help students both academically and professionally. At the end of the workshop several pupils doubled their reading speed and one quadrupled.