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Intellectual Curiosity

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Every school worth its salt wants to inspire young people to develop a genuine love of learning. All sorts of government programmes and initiatives have come and gone with the seasons as clever folk have concocted even cleverer schemes to crack the perceived nut. The point is, however, that there is no nut to crack. Young people are naturally very curious and genuinely want to be challenged.


Here at Rishworth, we have developed an intellectual curiosity programme that endeavours to harness that natural energy and put the thrill of quest and discovery back into learning.  Pupils are routinely challenged to think differently and create exceptional things. They are urged to confound their own expectations, not just through the teaching that they receive, but through numerous challenges, competitions and enrichment initiatives designed to draw out their natural intellectual curiosity.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” (Plutarch)