Lower Sixth’s Dare Balogun is travelling to London on 3 April to take part in the National Final of the TARGETjobs National Schools’ Challenge.
This competition has given our students the chance to benchmark themselves against thousands of others from different schools and colleges, both within the South West region and across the UK.
The Challenge has two parts: first, students undertook a 30 minute online test. From this, a list of the top ten students in each UK region was created, with Dare achieving a fantastic third place in the South West region. The second part of the competition is the grand final, which will take place on 3 April at Siemens’ incredible facility, The Crystal, in London’s docklands. This is an invite-only event for the top ten students per region.
The organisers aren’t giving too much away about the final at this stage, but it’s a prestigious event which will be great for Dare’s C.V., and most importantly it will include some challenging, yet fun exercises created by employers. An additional benefit is that Dare will be using the type of assessment techniques that school leaver and graduate recruiters use to select employees, and he will receive feedback on his performance in real time. The top prize is £500 for the student, and £1,000 for his or her school.
Dare, who is originally from Nigeria, is a boarder in Trennick House and hopes to go on to study Economics at university.
We all wish him the very best of luck, and are sure that he will be an excellent ambassador for Truro School.
Head of Economics and Business Studies