The Raising Aspirations project at Rhyl has been running since 2013. It is a unique and innovative programme to support our children to learn about the world of work through first hand experience and engagement with employers. We want our children to broaden their horizons, understand what they could achieve and raise their aspirations for their future. We want our pupils to have a clear understanding of the link between achieving well at school and getting into an interesting job and career that is not bound by social mobility and gender stereotypes. Through the programme, children expand their knowledge and understanding of the world of work, the types of jobs there are and different career paths. In particular, Raising Aspirations has shown to have changed the attitudes of girls about their future career choices.
In Year 5 children take part in the Raising Aspirations Programme. Each term they are visited in school by an inspirational speaker from business and they also visit a place of work to learn about different careers.
In 2019/20 our partnerships continue with The Ritz, the BBC, Walters and Cohen Architects and Derwent Real Estate Investment. We are delighted to be working with Facebook, Warner Bros and Outlandish as our new partners this year
If you would like to find out more about the project, or to get involved as one of our partnership companies please contact the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org