Time out on exam stress for local students


Thursday 17 May 2018



Year 11 students from Thomas Deacon Academy (TDA) will be taking time out from revision for a stress-busting day at the neighbouring University Centre Peterborough (UCP) campus on Monday 21 May.


The aim is to give the 240 TDA students currently preparing for their GCSE exams an inspiring break from their studies in a new environment.

They will find out more about the journey of former Great Britain Lions American Football player and inspirational speaker, Cameron Parker, as he shares his experiences to date.

He says he is lucky enough to have dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADD), which he uses to his advantage: “Adversity has made me stronger, continually looking to improve and grow as an individual. The more I learn, develop and gain experience the more I can pass on.”

There will also be opportunities relax and exercise their creative talents in a mosaic workshop where the whole of the year will contribute to a giant mosaic artwork which will be presented to the school after the day.

For those interested in ‘boldly going’ into the next phase of their life of study or work and testing their space survival skills, they will also have a chance to take part in the NASA team building challenge where they will have to work together to safely return their mission home to earth.

A day away from their studies wouldn’t be complete without a taste sensation, so there will also be heathy eating and super foods for the brain featuring smoothie making and sensory food challenges where students can test their taste buds, eyes and fingers with some unusual ingredients.




Forthcoming Events

September 3 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon
September 5 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
September 10 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely
September 11 2018 / 6.00-9.00pm
Peterborough Quiz and Thai Buffet
September 14 2018 / 10.00am-1.30pm
Authentic Leadership Conference - Cambridge
September 19 2018 / 9.30-11.30am
Storm in a Teacup - Peterborough
September 19 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Peterborough