On Thursday 17th January, Year 11 students from The Marches School and Sir John Talbot’s School took part in a Countdown to Success Day in preparation for their GCSE exams in the summer.

The Marches Academy Trust students took part in a number of workshops including ‘Resilience and Stress Management’, ‘Get Revising’ and a workshop hosted by Karim Al-Abbas from Enlighten Education. Karim shared ways to improve learning and memory skills which will lead to increased self-confidence and self-esteem. Students that have worked with Karim in previous years have been empowered to start using the techniques immediately and take ownership of the way they learn.

Mrs Alison Pearson, Associate Headteacher of the Marches School, commented, “The Countdown to Success Day is an annual event that we look forward to which helps students across both schools prepare for their examinations in the best possible way. By encouraging the students to learn about relaxation, resilience and a host of revision strategies, the students are looking forward with confidence to the rest of the academic year and their end of year examinations.”