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Students Enjoy Enterprising Workshop

A new enrichment programme was launched this term to support our Gifted and Talented students to fulfil their potential.

Students attended a workshop on Saturday, October 15th where they experienced an "Apprentice" style project.

After being divided into teams they were tasked with designing a T-shirt to be sold in a national fashion store, having to design, produce, market and cost the products.

The students then presented their product to staff and parents who were invited along to hear more about the Gifted and Talented programme aswell as receive strategies on how to help assist their child's learning.

Assistant Vice Principal for Aspiration Kirsty Farrar, who is in charge of the programme, said:  "This first workshop was fantastic and went down really well with the students involved. They learnt a variety of new skills, and many had a hard lesson in time management."

Year 9 student William Bell said: "Overall, my biggest achievement from the day was learning how to become a Leader; using the right techniques to control my team, and encourage them and myself to perform to the best of their ability."

Year 10 student Jessica Dick said: "I thought it was great fun, as it we were working under conditions that exist in business.

"The prices and product criteria kept on changing and the amount we were selling also changed, so everybody was busy right up to the last second."

Other Gifted and Talented workshops will take place on Saturday, February 4th and on Saturday, April 28th.