29 Mar Cool Careers Day
On Tuesday 26th March all Year 8 students participated in the Cool Careers Day. The day was organised as a carousel activity with students taking part in a range of workshops designed to inform them about the World of Work.
- Medical Mavericks Careers in Health Workshop – As well as learn about the vast range of careers in healthcare, students were be able to take blood from a fake arm, record their own ECG, try key hole surgery, saw inside their bodies with an ultrasound machine, took pictures of the inside of their eye and much more!
- The Money Charity Budgeting Workshops – During this workshop students learned the importance of budgeting through various activities
- The importance of setting goals and planning ahead;
- How managing your finances can help you achieve your aspirations;
- Why we all need to budget & how to do it;
- Distinguishing between wants and needs.
3. Challenge Academy Resilience and Mental Toughness Workshop – Students had the opportunity to work in teams and realise the importance of a team in the World of Work. It’s not just the leader that’s most important – everyone plays a part to get the work done, and it’s all about effective communication, and using our thinking and listening skills.
4. Mock Interviews – Students had the opportunity to participate in a Mock interview with a range of different employers and partners who gave up their time to give students the opportunity present their findings about a chosen industry/career.
Feedback from the students was extremely positive, with many students gaining confidence throughout the day. The aim of the day was to help the Year 8 students to begin to think about GCSE options and how these may impact on their career choices in the future. They will be choosing options in Year 9 and further help and support will be offered to them to make these decisions with as much information as possible.
The day ended with an assembly to reflect and celebrate the achievements of the students.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave up their time to come and support our students throughout the day and RSA Academies for part funding some of the workshops.
If you would like to get involved in our Careers Programme, please contact Arvind Batra – firstname.lastname@example.org.