We are incredibly proud to introduce our team of Year 9 Digital Leaders at Ribblesdale High School. These talented young people have shown great aptitude and skill in being able to develop the use of our Microsoft Surfaces during lessons, form time and even as homework tools. Their role will be to support and guide our pupils with improving their own ability in using the device.

Congratulations to each of the pupils and we look forward to the digital future at Ribblesdale with the help of our own Digital Leaders.

We are very proud of Year 11 pupil Lauren Bradshaw to be selected for a very special work experience opportunity. Here is her story… During February half-term, I was lucky enough to be selected by Ernst & Young to attend their all- expenses paid, Discover EY Day.

The day consisted of: how to demonstrate motivation, strength and learning what skills are required to work well in a team. Towards the end of the day we put all of the things we had learned in to practice by working in our groups to complete a task of improving and planning an end of Year 11 prom. Once we had completed the planning stage, we had to present our ideas in front of the other groups.

Next Bianca Miller-Cole, from The Apprentice, taught us how to brand ourselves. We were taught the acronym P.A.C.K. This stands for: Personal presentation, Approach, Communication and Knowledge. Once we had written our elevator pitch we went around to meet new people and try out our pitches. After this, we learnt about networking which they do all the time, to help find to clients and partners.

The last thing we did was to ask questions to students already on the School Leaver Programmes at EY. The company offers two Year 13 paid work experiences and Year 14 apprenticeships. I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Ernst & Young and would recommend their Discover EY Day to other pupils.

Lauren Bradshaw