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    So I joined a new school for year 12, and their sixth form is really not great. The teaching is okay but there's nothing going on in terms of a social life. Nobody seems to go out or do anything and I'm basically relying on my old friends or friends from work to have a social life at all. I think it's the lack of any kind of community within the sixth form that keeps everybody separate. There are no clubs or societies, the common room is just some desks with computers and plastic chairs, and I've barely gotten to know anyone since I started.
    So I decided I have 2 options: deal with it for the next year and a half I'll be there and just enjoy uni when it comes....or I try and change it. My question is, does anyone have any ideas for what might make the sixth form a better place to study/have a social life? What do your sixth forms/colleges do that makes you feel part of a community rather than just someone who turns up for lessons and then leaves? I'm hoping to approach the heads of sixth form with some plans, so would really appreciate some other perspectives 😊
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    So I joined a new school for year 12, and their sixth form is really not great. The teaching is okay but there's nothing going on in terms of a social life. Nobody seems to go out or do anything and I'm basically relying on my old friends or friends from work to have a social life at all. I think it's the lack of any kind of community within the sixth form that keeps everybody separate. There are no clubs or societies, the common room is just some desks with computers and plastic chairs, and I've barely gotten to know anyone since I started.
    So I decided I have 2 options: deal with it for the next year and a half I'll be there and just enjoy uni when it comes....or I try and change it. My question is, does anyone have any ideas for what might make the sixth form a better place to study/have a social life? What do your sixth forms/colleges do that makes you feel part of a community rather than just someone who turns up for lessons and then leaves? I'm hoping to approach the heads of sixth form with some plans, so would really appreciate some other perspectives 😊
    In my sixth form we had trips like ice skating and other ice breaker team building activities at the start of the year to get everyone interacting. After that I guess people got to know each other through classes by the people they sat next to. Do you have form time in your sixth form? Doing team building activities in form time is something you could maybe suggest?
 
 
 
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