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2040 Student Visions

Our new Year 12 cohort of Ridgewood Sixth Form students share their future aspirations as part of our in dedicated Inspire Programme.

13 October 2020

A message from Mrs Thorpe, Ridgewood Sixth Form Director

Throughout their two years in the Sixth Form, our students take part in dedicated Inspire Programme sessions hosted by a range of visitors from across the spectrum of employment and academia - including representatives from Russell Group universities, the emergency services, the NHS, Members of Parliament, and business and industry. One of the key things we also do in the workshops is develop students cultural capital and employability skills. The key focus in our most recent workshop was: communication and presentation skills and listening with empathy.

Our new Year 12 cohort of students, who have joined Ridgewood Sixth Form community from: Don Valley Academy, Ackworth School, Astrea Academy Woodlands, Hungerhill, Minsthorpe, Outwood (Adwick), St Pius, Netherwood, Sir Thomas Wharton, The Dearne, York High School and Ridgewood School, all presented their '2040 Vision Boards'. The students have been  planning and preparing these since their induction sessions at the start of September. 

'Why?', you may ask. Well a vison board is a great way to get clear on your goals and motivate yourself to bring them to life. After the challenging summer everyone has had, we wanted to bring the focus back to aspirations and get our students to start thinking, researching and planning how their goals will be achieved. Mrs Thorpe (Director of Sixth Form) explained: "It was a pleasure listening to the wide variety of career, family, travel, financial, transport and happiness aspirations our new Year 12 students have. I am really looking forward to listening to the next presentations, which will involve planning and delivering a presentation in a team."