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Striving Stars


“Without effort, your talent is nothing more than unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn't.”

― Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

At TBS we recognise that there are students with exceptional potential in one or more areas who display real passion and enthusiasm for specific subjects. Effort is a key characteristic in realising their potential and becoming a high achiever.  The Striving Stars programme aims to nurture students’ talents, foster intellectual curiosity and
develop scholarship enabling them to realise their full potential. This is achieved through purposely challenging academic material and a bespoke super-curricular programme.


Through the striving stars programme TBS aims to provide opportunities for students to enable them to realise their full potential.

Our specific foci are:

Leadership and Initiative: The opportunity to take on leadership roles in academic or extracurricular activities, and demonstrates initiative in driving positive change within the school community.

Collaboration and Communication: The opportunity to work with peers and contribute  constructively to group projects and discussions.

Community Involvement: The opportunity to engage in activities that benefit the wider community, demonstrating a sense of social responsibility and empathy towards others.

Personal Growth: The opportunity for personal growth and development, both academically and personally, over time.

Students will be given opportunities to participate in additional qualifications such as the Higher Project Qualifications, independent enrichment through the TBS Super Curriculum  and access to a programme of outside speakers who bring real world experiences and will inspire them to consider opportunities they may not otherwise have been aware of.



The Striving Stars Programme will have a transformative impact on our students, fostering a culture of excellence and growth. By providing tailored academic support and enrichment opportunities, the programme will enable students to move beyond their taught curriculum. Participants will demonstrate enhanced critical thinking skills, a  deeper appreciation of applications of their learning, and an enrichment of their learning experience.

Moreover, the programme will support students to fully develop a resilience and self-confidence, which will enable them to meet future challenges successfully. The holistic approach of the Striving Stars Programme will ensure that students not only excel academically but also develop essential life skills, such as resilience, leadership, and effective communication.

The success of our Striving Stars will be a testament to the programme's ability to inspire and realise the potential within each student, preparing them for future academic pursuits and lifelong success.