Inspire students have been thinking about the hard work, drive and motivation needed for success prior to our visiting Paralympic athlete visit this month. As part of this work we considered what ambition students had when they were younger, perhaps at Primary school. For most of them this was crystal clear and highly memorable. For many, they had either lost the desire to pursue this ambition or no longer thought it was possible.
Students spent some time considering where they would like to be if they could see 10 years into the future. What job they would like to have and what else they would like to have achieved.
We split up the goals and ambitions into:
I will: (writing down and committing to an achievable but challenging goal that requires dedication and hard work – e.g. pass three A Levels, attend University, become a professional writer)
I hope to: (writing down a dream, a ‘make your life’ goal – e.g. find the cure for a terminal illness, be the next world champion)
I might also: (things that may also happen as part of this plan – e.g. travel extensively, make a difference to others).
These ambitions were sealed in envelopes to be opened during the GCSE preparation as a reminder for why we work so hard in school and what it is all for.
So impressed with the bravery and honesty shown in this week’s session. Especially (but not exclusively) from the Year Nines. Wow. You guys are really growing up – and into really nice people!