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Year 9 Careers Day

Taking a look into their future

On 11th March, year 9 students did not follow their usual timetable.

Instead they had a full day devoted to thinking about their future careers and what skills and qualifications they may need. The students started the day in the hall, where they did various activities, including discussing what success means to them, what they hope for in their future lives and what they enjoy and are good at. They also watched short video clips of ex-students and other young people, mostly from the local area, talking about how they reached their current career.

Then came the highlight of the day: 15 visitors from the world of work came in to be interviewed several times by small groups of students.

They included quantity surveyors, construction industry training managers, a solicitor, an accountant, a nurse, fire and police officers, and a trademark attorney who works for Rolls Royce! Year 9 had prepared their questions and listened attentively, often taking lots of notes, as the visitors described their jobs. The visitors were extremely impressed by the maturity and polite manner of the year 9 students.

In the afternoon, students chose from six different workshops related to careers and were provided with a wide range of experience and information from outside agencies, including the Careers Service, John Leggott College, North Lindsey College, Yorkshire and Humber Young Enterprise and Shand Group engineering.

Throughout the day, the students took part with enthusiasm and made a very positive impression on the visitors who so kindly gave of their time to participate in the day.