19 pupils from years seven and eight identified on the MAT register were selected to participate in the Aspire/Inspire ‘Inspiring Purpose Global Citizens in the making’ programme.
Inspiring Purpose is a personal development teaching resource. It uses unique poster templates and young people are guided through a journey of self-reflection and inspiration where they reflect upon their own personal strengths, explore who and what inspires them and then use this insight to write about their future aspirations.
Ten pupils completed the project and worked proactively with Mrs Williams HLTA under the direction of Mrs K MacDonald, MAT co-ordinator and Head of ALN. The majority of young people attended the YEPS Homework Club after school to complete the posters. This was run by Mrs Williams who provided support and guidance. As a result, the pupils were able to set goals and identify their weaknesses in moving forward with their educational goals.
Mrs MacDonald, Mr Toghill and Mrs Williams judged the young people’s projects and nominated the 5 most inspiring pieces. They have been entered into the national final judging process. After the national final judging process, Inspiring Purpose recognised and awarded two of our pupils – Martha John’s poster was awarded ‘Best in School’ and Holly Watkins was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ as they recognised their exceptional work on the Inspiring Purpose Programme. Both were presented with certificates and badges.
Find out more about the ‘Inspiring Purpose’ project here: http://inspiringpurpose.org.uk/about