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children at a construction site
Pupils taking part in Engineer work

Year 10 & Year 11

Jackson – Inspiring Civil Engineers

18th March 2022

A group of Year 10 and 11 students were invited by the Jackson team to visit Linmere Construction Site, as a follow up activity from our STEM Event in January. This was a fantastic opportunity to see first hand what the role of a Civil Engineer involves. The site will be used for housing and…

Debate Series with St Columba’s College

14th October 2021

The last two weeks have seen teams of Thornton students from Years 10, 11 and 12 taking part in debates with St Columba’s. The motion on each occasion was: ‘The Government should limit gaming for under 18s’. Students from both schools worked together to research and present arguments within a tight time frame. This Debates…

Careers Event: Your Future Career

7th October 2020

Caitlin Brennan from InvestIn delivered a presentation to our Year 10 and 11s on ‘Your Future Career’. Caitlin introduced the idea of Career Clusters, focusing on groups of careers that are linked and acquiring skills that will be transferable across the cluster. A wealth of extra curricular activities are available at Thornton, and Caitlin spoke…