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The Beacon Upper School Enrichment Programme

Published by The Beacon School on Tuesday 7th of May 2024

In 2023, Mr Privett (Head of Self & Society) and Mr Porter (Head of Computing & Innovation) launched The Beacon School, Amersham, ‘Upper School Enrichment Programme’. The programme, which has now been running for a successful 2 years, is a comprehensive and informative introduction to essential topics outside of the curriculum, specifically tailored for boys in Years 7 and 8. The Beacon Enrichment Programme delivers workshops around the topics of personal finance, Women’s History Month, current affairs, team-building activities, careers and prospective jobs for the future. Part of the programme is BeaconTalks, an initiative set up to welcome Old Beaconians back to The Beacon to give insight into their experience at Senior Schools, tips on the application process and how to be prepared for future schools. Former Beacon boys and other interesting connections are also invited to talk about their school life journey and/or careers. Most recently, Years 7 and 8 have been learning about essential economic concepts which creates a foundation for financial responsibility. Understanding this at an early age equips the boys with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions in the future. The boys have also been introduced to the dynamics of investing, savings, bonds, and ISAs, learning the importance of long-term financial planning. The Enrichment Programme addresses the practical aspects of managing money, all presented by knowledgeable staff members. The Beacon ensures that all boys are given the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of the modern world, fostering independence and security in their adult lives. The Beacon is an inspiring Independent Prep School and Nursery for boys aged 3 to 13 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Visit their website, beaconschool.co.uk for information about The Beacon. The Beacon School, 15 Amersham Road, Chesham Bois, Amersham, Bucks HP6 2PF

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