29 March 2022
KAN Spring Residential Weekend 2022
On 25 – 28 March we welcomed 38 KAN students back to Sevenoaks for the first in-person residential event since 2019.
The weekend was a fantastic opportunity for students to meet with their mentors, socialise with peers and to attend a variety of workshops led by teachers from: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Benenden – as well as a robotics workshop led by a current Sevenoaks student.
We were delighted to collaborate with Queens College, University of Cambridge, West Kent Mind, 2-3 Degrees and London’s National Gallery, who facilitated insightful and inspiring sessions for the KAN pupils. On the Saturday evening we welcomed Shaa Wasmund, MBE, who delivered a motivating and inspiring message relating to her own journey.
Huge thanks should go to the mentor team who really made the weekend a success, and the students, who, as ever, made the most of the event.
KAN isn’t just network of mentors and mentee’s, it’s one big happy family!
Student, 2020 Cohort
Feedback Summative Review – written by the KAN service group
38 students attended the weekend and 28 of them filled out a feedback survey, as well as 15 mentors and teachers. When asked what the best thing about the weekend was, most people’s answers related to broad themes of being able to socialise and make new friends and the quality of the sessions. All students said that:
- The residential event exposed them to new ideas
- The sessions were interesting and well developed
- The residential event improved their understanding of their options beyond school
- They feel part of a KAN network of students and mentors
- They feel supported by their KAN network