Assembly of Excellence
On Monday 6th March students at Grange Technology College were treated to a morning of inspiration and motivation as the school welcomed a panel of special guests for an Assembly of Excellence.
The assembly was organised for year 10 students who are now into the second term of their GCSE courses and will sit their exams in 2018, with the aim of inspiring them to go the extra mile with their studies.
The theme of the assembly was 'Different and Better', one of the schools' key mottos under their new leadership team in a drive for improvement since the school was placed in special measures in June 2016.
The panel of guests represented a variety of fields and experiences including business, sport, journalism, politics and religion. The guests included prominent young Imam Asim Hussain, writer and reporter Peg Alexander, respected business leader Sajad Hussain and multiple champion boxer Tasif Khan.
Each guest talked to the audience of 300 students about their lives, what had made them successful, how they achieved their goals and what they have learned from their experiences. Common themes of embracing opportunity, listening to our elders, engaging with the wider world and having self belief were shared with our students. A lively question and answer session followed, giving students the opportunity to talk directly to the panel. We are very proud to call these people friends and supporters of our school. They are proud of Bradford, proud of their roots, able to excel and push themselves to be better and different in their own ways, which have helped to make Bradford a greater city as a result.
Miss Mander, Acting Headteacher who hosted the assembly said: "It was fantastic to bring in such an inspirational group of role models to meet the students and tell them their stories. This was all about raising aspirations. We want our young people to think about what is possible and how much their lives can be enriched by thinking creatively, pushing boundaries and working hard."