The Associated Schools Programme (ASP)

Our Associated Schools Programme brings together the College’s diverse international student body with socio and ethnically diverse school students from across the UK for mutual benefit with conferences, workshops, and student led initiatives - encouraging youth leadership, global understanding and broadening horizons.

We believe an inter-connected network of educational entities throughout the UK, and indeed the world, can act as a powerful force for broadening students' horizons and raising aspirations, as well as making a meaningful impact within the respective communities.

The programme is currently being delivered in partnership with three UK comprehensive schools, including: The Northern Schools Trust - Liverpool (comprising of the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, The Studio & the North Liverpool Academy); Broadway Academy – Birmingham; and Lewis School Pengam - South Wales. These schools reflect and represent the diversity of UK communities, with contrasting socio-economic, religious and ethnic profiles.

The programme also offers a biennial scholarship to a pupil from each of these schools to attend UWC Atlantic College - widening their access to educational opportunities and routes to higher education. These scholars also form a bridge between the College and schools often returning to the schools to speak and mentor students. We have seen ten such scholars completing or are part way through their International Baccalaureate studies since the programme’s inception.

To date, the programme has seen a marked shift in attitude amongst student groups; growing confidence, maturity, and aspirations, leadership skills, and a broadened global, political and sociological perspective and awareness.

Our ambition is to partner with more schools to create networks of inspired and enabled youth across the UK.

If you are interested in engaging with our Associated Schools Programme, please contact.

Contact Gwawr Thomas

E gwawr.thomas@atlanticcollege.org

 

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