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Author visits UBHS

Today Upper Batley High School was proud to host “Mr Pink” (Matt Pinkett), the co-author of the bestselling book “Boys Don’t Try?”. This book examines the research around key topics including achievement, behaviour, bullying, school work, mental health and self-esteem. The reader is encouraged to reflect on how they view masculinity and how to raise achievement in school.

Mr Pinkett came to Upper Batley High school to share his learnings and long term strategies to help achieve even better academic success. He also offered practical advice on raising aspirations of “tomorrow’s successful men”. This highly successful event was well received by members of staff from across the BMAT, including the Head Boy, and the Chair of Governors Alastair Megahy.  Matt Pinkett kindly took the time to sign copies of his book and to take pictures with staff. As well as taking learnings from this talk, Upper Batley High School will stay in contact with Matt to share the findings and developments of the schools project based on raising boys' achievement.