Personal Development is a compulsory lesson for Sixth Form students which takes place once a week. This term year 12 students have been learning about the importance of voluntary work, work experience and enhancing their skills and abilities. Guest speakers from The National Citizenship Service have been in to the Academy to talk to students about their volunteering programme ‘The Challenge’. This programme gives students the opportunity to work together in a community environment to make a difference. A number of year 12 students signed up to take part in this programme during half term. Guest speakers from White Ribbon also delivered a session to year 12 students on alcohol awareness. Students were made aware of the implications of drinking too much and how to stay safe if doing so. The session in the theatre was interactive, giving students the opportunity to wear beer googles and to role play drink driving scenarios. The students engaged well with the session and found it very informative.