John Mann Summer School


John Mann Citizenship’s Summer School is a project run every year for Year 11 leavers which supports young people to develop their leadership skills, consider career opportunities in some of the most prestigious workplaces in the country and practice active citizenship.

This year on 2nd – 5th July 2018 Outwood Academy Portland took 8 students to join a select group from schools from across the Bassetlaw area.

It was a busy week packed with fantastic opportunities including a tour and dinner at the Houses of Parliament, meeting the Speaker of the House, a visit to Facebook HQ, developing CVs and interview skills at Barclay’s Bank and learning about the legal profession at one of the UKs top law firms. A particular highlight of the week was a design competition at Pentlands LLC where a team of students from Outwood Academy Portland and a school from Coventry won a design competition for Kicker’s trainers. The judges, who manage the Kicker’s brand from the UK, commented that the presentation and designs were up to the standard of their own design teams!

Students had a fantastic time and extend their thanks to John Mann, Outwood and the sponsors who allow the visit to happen and access such life-changing opportunities.

The students who went on the trip are:
Jack G, Thomas C, Ross W, Mason W, Lucy R, Kacey D, Madison A and Chloe P-S.