RAY Programme

Welcome to the RAY Registration page

Please click the link below to apply for the RAY Programme 2019/2020

RAY Registration 

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What is the RAY Programme?

The Raising Aspirations Youth Programme is designed to equip more able Year 9 and 10 pupils with the necessary skills to excel in their studies. It will help them to develop critical thinking skills by engaging in intellectual debates from the perspective of different disciplines. RAY pupils will be encouraged to explore the opportunities available to them and develop in confidence.

What is the aim of the programme?

At the end of the programme students will…

  • Have developed a good level of critical thinking skills
  • Have a high standard of research and communication skills
  • Be able to evaluate different types of evidence and explanations
  • Construct a persuasive argument both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively and learn from other students

What does the programme involve?

Year 9

  • Introduction to debating
  • 5 subject seminars
  • University visit
  • Essay Competition
  • Awards ceremony

Year 10

  • Completion of an academic project
  • Debating group
  • Learn more about what life is like at college
  • University visit
  • Final awards ceremony

Follow Rowan Edlington from Sharples High School on her RAY Journey

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For more information or to join the RAY Programme please contact:
Mishka Fielding mfielding@bolton-sfc.ac.uk
Paul Fenner
Linda Stanley
Telephone 0800 521 460