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Ambition for All launches at CTS

Students and staff at Corby Technical School are excited to be torchbearers of the ‘Ambition for All’ campaign this month. The school has planned a series of events to celebrate all the ambitious things they do.

The ‘Believe Big’ competition has already been launched so Key Stage 3 students can generate ideas to create a positive impact on the planet as part of a Trust-wide initiative. The ‘Catch Me If You Can’ PE challenge has also started to give students the opportunity to challenge themselves to run more.

A series of guest speakers will visit to inspire students by sharing their stories and provide careers advice about specific industries. Guests will include the Directors of Hattie and Flora, an events company who have clients such as Jamie Oliver and Channel 4. They will share the career path they took to become a big name in the creative industry.

CTS also has a range of technology themed activities taking place such as the robotics challenge and girls’ cyber first security competition, which encourage females to consider a career in the field.

Children’s mental health awareness week is also something that the school puts a huge focus on. Tessa Parkins, the joint programme manager of the Mental Health Stigma will visit as part of her ‘Challenge Tessa’ initiative, in which she hopes to encourage more people to speak out about their mental health issues. She is visiting as many schools as she can around the county to distribute useful resources.

Principal Mrs Angela Reynolds said ‘We are very pleased to be the first secondary school in the Trust to hold our campaign month. It is all about celebrating and highlighting all the amazing and ambitious things our staff and students already do. We have achieved so much as a school in the last few years including the introduction of our Sixth Form, opening our extension, becoming the first school in the county to receive the Bronze TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) award and received our first set of GCSE results.’

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