Year 13 students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are currently in the process of completing their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) dissertations and reports, presenting their findings to staff and fellow students. The qualification is a course followed by students in year 13 where they can research in depth a topic of their own choosing.

Dr Bardell, Centre Co-ordinator for EPQ, said of the presentations: ‘This is my favourite part of the Extended Project course as the students get to tell us all about the topics they have been researching all year. Students have shown great enthusiasm and commitment to their projects and have presented some really interesting findings. I’m also proud that many of our students have demonstrated their dedication to creating a better society for the future by researching subjects such as solving the plastics problem in our oceans, promoting equality and diversity in the media and how to develop more environmental housing and cities.’

Many of students have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen future career aspirations by researching related topics, for example the importance of learning through play in primary education (pictured above) and the design and creation of a new nursing uniform, inspired by and using fabric donated by the famous Nottingham designer Paul Smith (pictured right).