Following on from our news earlier in the year that we were to sponsor Joel Eccleston in his bid to reach the Tokyo Olympics, it’s fantastic to announce that Joel has won gold at the European Karate Kata Championships for the second year in a row this month!
After the success of our recent self-defence workshop for tutors, we were so impressed with Joel Eccleston – the 10 year old Karate champion from Warrington who inspired the event – that we have decided to support Joel with our sponsorship.
Yipiyap is an Altrincham-based company that recruits school leavers who have chosen to take a gap year and arranges paid placements for them supporting pupils as in-school tutors during their year out.
One of the things I’ve come to appreciate and be inspired by over recent years is the whole concept of innovation – the capacity to do things differently and, by implication, better. Innovation in any area is exciting but of particular interest to me, of course, are any new ideas in the field of education.
A-level results day is upon us once again; a time of celebration, commiseration and evaluation for teenagers up and down the country – and for their parents too. Here, Anne Morris, founder of Yipiyap, offers her top tips on some of the options available after the big day has dawned.
I always knew that I’d be taking a gap year – I was more confident of that than my choice of university! This was mainly because I was certain that I’d be ready for a break after my A-levels and would want to consider my options before leaping straight back into more exams and more revision.
With only days left now til the end of the school year it is time for us to say goodbye to our current cohort of tutors and take a few minutes to reflect on their time with us. We started the year with a core of 12 tutors which over the year increased to 35 individuals, all looking for something different from their year out.
On 13th July, Gurcharan, Saber, and Mehr gave up their Saturday morning to help at the Rack House Primary School Fair. yipiyap sponsored a candy floss and popcorn stand at the fair which proved very popular with children, parents and staff!
It was great to have three ‘generations’ of our tutors helping pupils in Science at Manchester Health Academy last week.
Alex, Praveen, Ribal and Niall did a fantastic job with Y10 who really appreciated the additional support from excellent tutors who are all putting the theory into practice by taking science-based courses at university.