Pupils have heard from a huge variety of speakers during Academic Enrichment

Julian Barnwell Academic Enrichment Talk

We welcomed Julian Barnwell for the academic enrichment talk to our Sixth Form pupils to illustrate the discovery with his brother Lincoln Barnwell in 2007 of the Royal warship, The Gloucester, which sank off the Norfolk coast in 1682.  It was fascinating insight to the history of the time; the North Sea Survey; the archaeological find and to hear about the upcoming exhibition at the Castle Museum.

Creative Industry talks

Pupils from Gresham’s and visiting schools were treated to inspirational talks from leading lights in the creative industry.

Debra Hayward, British Film Producer with Monumental Pictures, talked about her career, her role and the huge number of possible careers paths in the Film & TV Industry.

Debbie-lee Pinching, RADA trained stage manager and theatre producer, gave a fascinating insight into her role in theatre and the huge variety of work and roles in the sector.

Paul Wilkins, a freelance creative consultant, gave a fascinating insight into styling, art direction and visual campaigns. Paul talked about his training and how he got into the industry.

A superb field of speakers, advice and encouragement to our pupil audience.


Chloe-Leila G was joint winner at the STEAM Fair of the Lotus expansion time trail with a time of 2 minutes and 27 seconds. Chloe-Leila received her Lotus goodie bag for her win from the Headmaster in chapel.

F1 McLaren did a virtual Maths Challenge in STEAM Week which was organised through OG Kunz Chow, (W 2009 – 13) Aerodynamicist F1 McLaren. Three Sixth Form pupils got a superb result and were winners with the correct graph reading answer and won a F1 McLaren polo shirt presented by the Headmaster in chapel.