Enterprising 16 to 18 year olds have made three videos to show prospective future pupils who cannot visit their school in person because of the Coronavirus.

Ditton Park Academy is a new school that moved onto its permanent premises in King's Reach, Slough in 2017 after a difficult birth, having been based in a temporary home on the old Thames Valley University site for three years.

Since then it has flourished and the videos have been one of the biggest challenges taken on by pupils.

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Associate principal Chris McNab said: “It’s the students who know the Academy best who have been trusted to put this together; this excellent outcome demonstrates their capabilities.”




To support the students with their projects, the team met virtually once a week with local digital marketing manager Michael Bird, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bracknell.

He said: “The young people at DPA are a very talented and enthusiastic group, who ask lots of great questions and have spent time trying to understand what would work well for their school.”

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The team is due to launch their three promotional videos at an online open day event on Thursday.

They are full of praise for their school.

Zulfa Said, 16, said: "There are so many things that students here are encouraged to do beyond our studies.

"As well as being a team leader on this project, I have also been trained as a mental health ambassador and have just applied for the role of head girl.”

Shayan Khalid, 16, said: “I have had so many opportunities to explore different interests- not just my A-Levels but also subject projects, cooking, sports, personal finance and even DIY.”

For those considering applying to go to Ditton Park the videos can be viewed on the school’s website, alongside an online virtual event taking place this Thursday at 6pm. See more at www.dittonparkacademy.co.uk