At The Gryphon School we value the experience and achievements of our past pupils. We encourage former students to join our Alumni database so that they can keep in touch with others by attending regular events and receiving our newsletters.
The aim of The Gryphon Alumni is to assist past and current students in every way possible. The Alumni is being established to form a connection between past and current students as they progress through their lives and careers. We hope that the Alumni can help in a number of ways, these could include providing helpful career advice and networking, facilitating work experience placements or apprenticeships.
The Gryphon Alumni is a database of past students, staff and governors. This will enable us to keep in touch and inform you of future events which we feel may interest you.
If you are a former student of The Gryphon School and you’d like to keep in touch with other ex-students please join our LinkedIn group here
Alternatively please follow the link below to register on our database.
To register and read about past students follow this link: http://www.thegryphonalumni.co.uk/
Our thanks to former Gryphon students Ian Dawes (History, Oxford) and James Gard (Engineering Cambridge) who ran an Oxbridge information workshop for prospective Year 12 students. Both undergraduates are returning to the second year of their respective courses.
Lawrence Wright who has just completed his second year of Medicine at Hull and York Medical School returned to give a hands on practical session for students. Lawrence writes:
‘I was lucky to have the opportunity to run a Problem-Based Learning and Clinical Skills workshop with the Year 12 prospective medical students on 8th July 2015. We spent time talking about what problem-based learning is and the difference between the open-discovery and guided-discovery models of PBL, as well as running through an actual PBL case from the first year of a medical course kindly provided by the Hull York Medical School. I then taught the students how to take blood pressure using a manual BP monitor and a stethoscope before letting them loose on each other to practice. We ended the session with a Q&A about studying Medicine and about life at university in general. It was a great pleasure to spend time with the students and I hope they found the experience helpful and enjoyable.’
Former Gryphon student, Megan Taylor, who has recently graduated from Brunel University with a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology with Professional Development, spoke to Year 12 students about the benefits of studying Psychology at University and her new role as Resettlement Officer at Guys Marsh Prison near Shaftesbury. Megan promoted the benefits of a degree with a Professional placement year. Her first 6 month placement was at a Children’s psychiatric unit and the second with the charity, Catch 22- the company she is now employed with at Guys Marsh.
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/