Mrs Rogers' words summer week 5
Fast thinking, ambitious, entrepreneurial, social and curious are just a few of the characteristics of Generation Z, the generation our Year 12 and Year 13 students are a key part of. During this week I have observed many of these qualities in action.
Year 13s continue to focus on aiming high and achieving their best outcomes as they build their portfolios of evidence for subject teachers to assess. Year 12s are researching degree courses and universities and preparing to begin their UCAS applications when we return from half term. Charlotte, from Investment 2020, spoke to Year 12 about careers in investment management along with 2 ambassadors from the company to give the students an insight to their career path and experiences, highlighting there are alternative routes via apprenticeships into employment too.
Gen Z are growing into and shaping a society where artificial intelligence, self driving cars, drones and virtual assistants are the norm. They are ethically aware and have a keen sense of making a difference. Last Friday our Gen Z students sold 120 Krispy Kreme donuts in 20 minutes to help fund the ongoing sponsorship of the education of the 3 children in Brufut, The Gambia, that we support.
Fostering this sense of purpose is a fundamental part of the work we do with our students, encouraging them to combine their passion and talents with positively impacting the world we live in whilst achieving independence. Form Tutors and subject teachers contribute significantly and daily to this nurturing, guiding and 'stretching' of students through our profession which is currently ‘front and centre’ in the news. Hats off to each of them for another calm, industrious and absolutely remarkable week.
Have a refreshing weekend and enjoy hanging out with the Gen Z in your family!
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