Aim Higher was introduced by the Government to widen participation in higher education, particularly of young people from areas currently under-represented. Blackpool is one such area and the Children's Services Authority, through its Learning and Achievement Division, is involved in supporting schools and colleges to identify young people to engage with and benefit from this programme.
Aim Higher offers not only on-going support in school but also opportunities to visit further and higher education campuses, to meet and learn from students already following courses there and to find out just how rewarding continuing in education and/or training can be, not only financially, but personally as well.
From Year 9, students selected for Aim Higher take part in various activities during the two year period. A flavour of these activities are listed below:
- Aim Higher Mentoring Programme
- Crag Rats Work Shop
- Get The Picture
- Aim Higher Roadshow
If you would like any more information, please contact Ms Baker in school.