Resources

These resources have been developed by The Talent Foundry in collaboration with Rise partners.

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Programme Brief

Focusing on showing students the skills and attributes they already have and can develop within school to release their potential. The Seven Steps to Rise is a carousel of challenges that will test and engage students to work collaboratively and in ways that are both familiar to the classroom and relevant to the workplace.

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Curriculum and Skills Builder Links

A brief guide to how each step of the Rise programme connects with the curriculum subjects and the Skills Builder framework.

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Icebreaker

There is a generic working character in each corner of the room –  The Mentor, The Persuader, the Strategist, the Analyst – which one are you?

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Step 1 – What defines you?

Order yourselves by the following criteria and each time, stop, and ask how it feels, and what does it mean to you to be at the top, bottom, or middle of this order.

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Step 2 – Words Matter

You have to write 3 email messages sharing the same key information – to your CEO, to your team member, and to an external client. How will you adapt your communication to match the audience?

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Step 3 – Who do you want to be?

A chance to discover your hidden qualities. The most uncomfortable thing to do is to talk about yourself, but how will anyone know how brilliant you are unless you get comfortable talking about you.

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Step 4 – More than a number

Consider how numbers tell stories by exploring this data set. Review the following data from the school Summer Fair and provide some statements on your findings.

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Step 5 – Who’s on your team?

You have a budget to employ 5 people to launch your new technology business. From the list of 12 professional people – who will you choose to join your team? You can only pick 5. Justify your decisions. Share with the group. What will your responsibilities be?

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Step 6 – The Scientific Method

Learn and apply The Scientific Method to a classroom question.

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Step 7 – The impossible Challenge?

The whole group attempts to complete a task that has no solution. Can they solve it?

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