Reach Out is a community partnership and outreach programme brought to you by Nottingham Girls’ High School.
Committed to inspiring a love for learning and achievement in children and young people, Reach Out works to raise attainment by providing extraordinary opportunities and experience days through innovative and engaging events that are available free of charge to local city and county schools. During the current climate, Reach Out is working online with the Reach Out Resource Room.
Over the last 7 years, Reach Out has delivered over 100 projects to over 10,000 children and young people. Designed with primary core subjects in mind, our provision includes STEM, the arts, outdoor learning, learning support and business and enterprise. You can view our previous events on our News blog.
Our new online Reach Out Resource Room (RORR) and Catalogue boasts hundreds of resources which are accessible and downloadable for all city and county primary schools free of charge. The Catalogue includes a variety of academic and enrichment activities for children designed by teaching experts from Nottingham Girls’ High School as well as other state-maintained and independent schools within the RORR Partner Schools Network.
The Reach Out team is made up of two core members of staff, Susie and Wendy. Susie is the Partnership Coordinator who leads all community based partnerships and communications. Wendy is our Outreach Coordinator who leads on our creative events and resources. We also have two Outreach prefects, Rosie and Miriam – Rosie helps populate our RORR and Catalogue and produces copy for the blog, whilst Miriam supports with our social media communications.
If you would like to find out more about the Reach Out team, RORR and Catalogue, please get in touch; we would love to hear from you.
Since becoming an Outreach Prefect I have been so excited to meet and engage with new people. I look forward to working with primary years and I believe it will boost my leadership skills and confidence.
The subjects I am taking for A-level are English Literature, History and French, so I can definitely offer advice and assistance with these subjects. I have a great passion for theatre and music too. However, I also look forward to encouraging younger pupils to engage in STEM and business subjects too – I am sure this responsibility will teach me new things as well!
I am excited to be able to attend lots of events with Reach Out, be it in real life or virtually, and meet many younger, inspiring people. I think working with Reach Out is an extremely positive experience, and I hope my participation will benefit the wider community.
I am really looking forward to the Autumn term and to start getting involved with some of these incredible projects! I am currently studying A-level Economics, Chemistry and Geography and last year I was Managing Director of our Young Enterprise team that had great success. I learnt a lot during my Young Enterprise journey, I have gained knowledge that I can take advantage of when helping out with the Business & Enterprise Reach Out events coming later this year.
When I was younger, I remember being so excited about taking part in Reach Out events as a student and I recognise now how beneficial it is for young children to think creatively while developing the skills to work well in a team and solve problems. This opportunity will also give me a chance to develop my communication and demonstrative skills with those in younger years which will also translate into skills needed in future endeavors.