Sixth Form Stories
Biggest Achievement at Barney: Head of the SFCR Social Committee.
The last week has been a busy one at Barney. On Monday, Lower Sixth had a lecture by our Head of University admissions, Mr Alderson, where we learnt skills and tips to tackle the hardest part of the University Application process: the personal statement. However, the hardest part seemed to be putting “The Barney humility” aside and focusing on the positive attributes that everyone possesses, from ones fostered by the school such as CCF to outside aspects such as work experience. Subsequently, the statements are in full swing, giving us a head start to the UCAS process. On Tuesday, we had our first Sixth Form BBQ. I was excited yet apprehensive about the night, but thanks to help from my year setting up and the Head of Sixth Form’s barbecuing skills, the night was a success! The Upper Sixth managed to scrape themselves away from revision for a special Barney Burger and a big game of rounders and it was a great night to mix the years and have a last meet up before they leave for life after Barney. On Friday, some of the Lower Sixth Boys presented to the whole of Lower Sixth what they learnt in the Good Lad Initiative workshop, which promoted positive masculinity and breaking down the stereotypes associated with being male, and then how it linked with the #barneygirlscan Workshop. Overall, it has been another work-orientated, fun and inspirational week here at Barnard Castle.