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CEO Update – 15.9.23

CEO Update – 15.9.23

CEO Update - 15.9.23 As the second week of the year comes to a close, I wanted to give you all an update on where I’ve visited and what I’ve been up to so far. It has been a pleasure to meet some more of our dedicated staff, parents and partners of our wonderful Multi...

A message from our new CEO, Clare John

A message from our new CEO, Clare John

A message from our new CEO, Clare John   Hello and Happy Friday to you all, I hope the term has started well for you and your loved ones. I'm sure there have been plenty of nerves this week, but lots of excitment too, I hope. If you haven’t met me yet, or seen...

Summer Newsletters (July 2023)

Summer Newsletters (July 2023)   We have reached the end of another academic year! Please find all the latest newsletters from across the New Bridge Group and the New Bridge Multi Academy Trust here:   New Bridge Group New Bridge Group Summer Newsletter 2023...

A message from our CEO, Graham Quinn

  A message from our CEO, Graham Quinn   You may have heard the news by now in the local press, but I wanted to share this with you all first hand... I received a letter a month ago. I've not been able to reveal the content until this weekend just gone. I am...

May Half Term Newsletter – Summer 2023

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Chicago Day 11

Today was our last day at Ridgewood High School, and our last day for the students to finish their prototypes and the final day to rehearse their pitch to Apple tomorrow.

This morning we started by breaking off into pods where teams took turns to present their app prototypes to Apple Campus Leaders and received feedback to make some last minute changes to their designs. Students then continued to work on their app designs in Keynote and complete their video documentaries in iMovie.

This afternoon, everyone came together and presented their final app designs with a time limit of only 3 minutes. This was such a rewarding moment. We had all 10 teams stand up and present to all staff and students. Everyone did fantastically well and even the students who we thought would never stand up and present really blew us away. A proud moment.

This evening we went out for a pizza dinner and ten pin bowling and we were joined by the students from Ridgewood. It was quite emotional to watch the students pair up with their new Chicagoan friends and laughing and hugging and taking selfies. Once again, I must say that it is seeing these friendships form that has been as much a reward as all the other amazing successes of the trip.

I must finish today’s blog by saying a huge THANK YOU to all the staff and students at Ridgewood for welcoming us and their huge generosity. It’s been such an amazing experience to work with them and the students have bonded so much. They have clearly made friendships they will keep long after we head back to the UK.

So, next up, back to Apple HQ in the centre of the city where we have the final app showcase and present the awards for:

Best Innovation
Best Design
Best Pitch
Best Documentary

Whatever the results, which are voted by leaders at Apple, each and every student is a winner because of the journey they’ve been on and what they’ve achieved on this incredible adventure.





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