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Unity talks and workshops help Suffolk students ‘find their passions’ and pursue higher education

PUBLISHED: 09:06 27 June 2018

Pictured at the Great Get Together, left to right,  Daniella Lord, neaco higher education champion, Ipswich mayor Jane Riley, Rowena Mackie, joint headteacher and deputy head at Northgate High, Aimee Hayes, neaco higher education champion and Miles Cole, neaco steering group member and external relations project manager at University of Suffolk Picture: THE GREAT GET TOGETHER

Pictured at the Great Get Together, left to right, Daniella Lord, neaco higher education champion, Ipswich mayor Jane Riley, Rowena Mackie, joint headteacher and deputy head at Northgate High, Aimee Hayes, neaco higher education champion and Miles Cole, neaco steering group member and external relations project manager at University of Suffolk Picture: THE GREAT GET TOGETHER

The Great Get Together

Suffolk students gathered for talks and workshops to “find their passions and tap into their potential”.

Frank Bright talks to students at the Great Get Together Picture THE GREAT GET TOGETHERFrank Bright talks to students at the Great Get Together Picture THE GREAT GET TOGETHER

The Great Get Together at Ipswich’s Northgate High School aimed to address the differing rates by which Suffolk students access higher education.

The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach’s Take Your Place event featured sessions themed on “unity” including talks from writer Dave Smith and Frank Bright, whose experiences as a holocaust survivor were said to “inspire and educate”.

Sessions included singing, an immigrant’s story, dance, yoga and lifestyle workshops.

Organiser Miles Cole said: “Today’s event is important for bringing together the community and school and helping young people realise their futures, find their passions and tap into their potential.”

Exhbitors and speakers for the Great Get Together at Northgate High School Picture: THE GREAT GET TOGETHERExhbitors and speakers for the Great Get Together at Northgate High School Picture: THE GREAT GET TOGETHER

The event, attended by Ipswich major Jane Riley, aims to raise ambitions towards higher education.

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