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Rising Stars

Provision for the more able, gift and talented at Turton School
At Turton School we encourage every student to find their talents and gifts through a varied and enriching curriculum. Every subject area will identify students who are gifted or talented in their particular specialism which may mean the opportunity to participate in particular activities in class or through extra-curricular clubs, trips and competitions. In class provision could include differentiated tasks/work, open ended homework, subject mastery. Outside of class; enrichment trips and extra-curricular clubs, visits from outside speakers and subject based competitions are just some of the ways we use to foster an environment that promotes excellence. If a student wishes to enrich their learning further outside of the school environment, there is no need to ever be bored as we have a wealth of subject based challenges available through our G&T Enrichment section of the website.

The Rising Stars programme
In addition to all of the in-class and departmental provision for our students, from March 2015 the school will be launching its Rising Stars programme which will give 25 students from each year group (7 – 10) the opportunity to be mentored in order to nurture their gifts and talents further. This programme is open to any student at Turton School regardless of their starting points. Students can join the programme through successful completion of the application process (which will be in the format of a formal written application, team building activities and interview). The commitment shown through the application process will be key to a student being successful in achieving a place on the programme as we feel that effort, teamwork, intrinsic motivation and dedication are important traits to be encouraged in young people. Successful applicants will be mentored by a member of the Rising Stars team; they will also be given the opportunity to participate in additional projects, trips and activities which will be specific to the programme.

Look out for….
Aim Higher Café – a termly after-school meet and greet session with talks from adults who have been successful in business, industry, academia or creative/sporting environments. They will share their stories, talk about the routes that they followed in order to get where they are today! Open to all students.

Check out the website and form briefing for dates and times


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Civil Engineering Talk

On Tuesday 1st December, the Rising Star group and a few other lucky students from across the years were invited to listen to an outstanding talk delivered by a woman who works within the Civil Engineering industry. She told us that there are plenty of jobs within the area and really engrossed us into her job and world with this eye-opening talk. At the start she went through what her job involved and how it relates to everyday life. She brought in a selection of items relating to her job and asked us to guess what they were and what they were used for including building material and plans for a new motorway.

After this talk I believe that every single person came out with barrels of new knowledge which they didn’t only find interesting but will also help them in the future.

If you wish to join the Rising Stars programme or just want to find out what it is about, then feel free to e-mail me or Mrs Murphy and ask about it and I’m sure we will be delighted to reply.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to the talk and also the woman who came in, in her free time, to talk to use and enlighten us with her knowledge about her job.

Thank you once again. 

Danny Lavin, 10S3

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Last month I was lucky enough to go on a once in a lifetime trip to New York after coming runner up in an essay writing competition about the effects of 9/11. We got to see so much of New York, including the Police department, Fire department, New York times, 9/11 memorial, Empire State Building, Times Square and so much more including getting the chance to watch a Broadway show. It was really interesting to see how 9/11 is still affecting New York now, and it was particularly fascinating to hear from students at a school nearby, and their views on the effects of 9/11. I got the chance to meet other students from across the country who had also won, and the charity- Since 9/11- who organized it gave us so many opportunities to see and do things I’ll never get the chance to do again. The competition runs annually, and I would encourage all students to enter and hopefully get the chance to see this amazing city.

Daisy Bali 11T3