Looking to the Future
On Sunday 10 December one of the most important events of Year 9’s calendar, Aspiration Day, took place. Aspiration Day provides Year 9 students with the opportunity to start considering the goals of their future lives. Armed with portfolios, which contained their Curriculum Vitae and certificates celebrating their achievements to date, Year 9 took part in interviews with their form tutors. These interviews allow students the opportunity to consider their goals and ambitions and share these with their tutor. This was also an opportunity for students to experience a formal interview situation, not unlike a job interview or one for a university place. Dressed in formal suits and national dress, Year 9 were transformed into young professionals. The whole process was enriching for both staff and students and firmly reminded us what a remarkably talented, independent, responsible and well-motivated year group they are.