Northumberland Park Community School

Mar 29, 2012 10:00

Promoting the visibility of role models within the Turkish speaking community in Britain

Northumberland Park Community School

As a non-profit organization LCSS has organized an event in relation to “Raising Expectations” to encourage and inspire ethnic minority students in London for the entrance Oxbridge universities. Northumberland Park Community School was our fifth school to visit and give presentations. Firstly, LCSS had sent an informative e-mail about the content of the event to West London Turkish School management and discussed the details of the event with Mr. Hasan Baydar to confirm the date and time of the program. The program began at 10:00 and the average of 150 students had attended from year 9, 10 and 11 from different countries and different backgrounds.

In the beginning of the program Mr. Hasan Baydar introduced LCSS team to students and gave information about LCSS, activities and the project “Raising Expectations”. Following the first guest speaker Emre Kazım introduced himself to students and began his presentation about his sixth form, UCL University and his master experience in Cambridge University. He talked about his journey of being successful, how to be in the university interviews and gave tips and advice to students.

In the second part of the event, Esra Tekdal gave a presentation about her journey. She gave a speech about the experience of her sixth form, her interests and her university London College of Communication. After their presentation students asked many questions about they want to know about. This part also showed the team that how productive it was. This session’s time was longer than it was expected. Students were very curious and attentive about it. They got answers about the confused and unclear questions about their future by asking Emre and Esra. One of the teachers of the school made a last speech to sum up the event and thanked the LCSS team for this successful and helpful event.The event has finished at 11:30. After the presentation students keep continued asking face to face questions to presenters. At the end of the event, Mr. Hasan and LCSS team had made a short meeting to discuss about the event, feedbacks and future possible events which may be organized soon. They’ve decided to continue organizing related events with special students in the university for the following term, September.


Northumberland Park Community School

Address: Trulock Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0PG


Northumberland Park Community School, London-UK