'Why should I care?' - Charlotte's thoughts on why students should want to study English

'Why should I care?' - Charlotte's thoughts on why students should want to study English

I had a student ask me this during a small group session with some of their class’ lowest ability students. With their exams only a couple of months away, I was trying desperately to engage these kids in what they were learning - cracking some jokes with them, allowing them the freedom to dictate the direction of their creative response, all in an effort to help them engage with the complex nature of the tasks.

A Whirlwind Adventure by Zainab Oyekunle

A Whirlwind Adventure by Zainab Oyekunle

I have been fortunate enough to be able to experience the full range of support that Yipiyap offer to schools. This has not only been a great opportunity for myself, but also for my personal development. Though primarily focused on group sessions and in-class support, I was also part of an alternative provision by catering to a student waiting for a school placement.