David visited pupils from across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 at John Colet School last week to hear about their progress as part of The Scholars Programme – a national scheme which gives school pupils an opportunity to experience university-style learning, run by the Brilliant Club charity.
The programme recruits, trains and places PhD researchers in non-selective state schools to deliver university-style tutorials based on their own research to small groups of pupils.
David Lidington said:
“It was great to visit John Colet School, and meet pupils taking part in The Scholars Programme. I was very impressed at how they engaged with such a complex and challenging topic in ‘Leadership Styles: What Defines a Great Leader’.
“This programme is a great way for pupils to acclimatise to university-style teaching and should give them a helpful boost when they get to university. I wish the pupils the very best for the future, and I encourage more schools to give their pupils the chance to benefit from this programme”.
You can find more information about the programme here: