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CEO’s Blog – 24th March 2023

CEO's Blog - 24th March 2023 Our Organisation... The weeks are flying by and we're nearly at the end of the Spring term, so here's a snapshot of life at every one of our schools and settings. We're growing all the time, but our offer remains the best in special...

CEO’s Blog – 17th March 2023 – ‘Thank You!’

CEO's Blog - 17th March 2023  'Thank You!'   Well, if you've been following the updates on social media this week, you might just have noticed that almost 100 of our young people have been lucky enough to travel to Disneyland Paris. A trip that started on Monday...

CEO’s Blog (10th March 2023)

CEO's Blog (10th March 2023)   It was International Women's Day this week, and it was great to see our schools and settings marking the occasion with their activities and learning opportunities. Of course, we shouldn't only celebrate our women and girls for just...

We are looking for our next CEO…

We are looking for our next CEO... It's probably been the worst kept secret for a while, but I'm writing my blog this week to let everyone know that we are actively looking for the next CEO of the New Bridge Multi Academy Group and MAT. After many years working as...

CEO’s Blog – Student Voice (24th February 2023)

CEO's Blog - Student Voice (24th February 2023)   A few weeks ago, before the half term break, I said I would be reporting on how we listen to the Student Voice across our MAT and wider Group. Well, this week, I'm able to do just that, as some of our schools and...

Chicago Day 9

Today at Ridgewood the students have been developing their app prototypes within their teams. This session was led by the Apple Campus leaders and some really interesting ideas are starting to take shape.

Designing the app layout, adding logos, navigation tabs and icons.

The next two workshops focused on applying code to an app design and these were delivered by Mr Svetlick, the Computer Science teacher at Ridgewood.

Our IT pathway students really enjoyed learning all about the process of choosing UI (user interface) elements, setting ID properties and then adding events driven programming to make their apps interactive.

The students were given the task of pair programming using MacBooks whereby one is the ‘driver’ and entered the code and one is the ‘navigator’ and observes and tests for any bugs in the code. They then switch roles.

Once again, Ridgewood High School have made us feel at home, treating us to cakes and refreshments at breaks and lunch. What’s really special though, is how well the students are bonding with each other. Friendships are being made well beyond our time in Chicago, and that is as rewarding as the many other fantastic achievements.

This evening we went out for dinner at the Enterrium at the Woodfield Mall, followed by a 90 minute session in the arcades where students had a pass to go on any games they desired!

As you can imagine, they loved it!

Sometimes you just don’t want to be experiencing one of the most spectacular cultural metropolises in the world, you just want to be playing video games! Well, as you can see that’s what our digital students wanted anyway. It’s also clear that the staff had a fab time too! Especially Mr Lyons and Mr Slater!

Finally, we must say a huge thank you once again to our guide Gilbert and bus driver Onka. They have been incredible! The students love them, they are so much fun, and they have helped make the trip such a positive experience.


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