A very successful career-themed AC day took place across school on Thursday 23rd June.

The Primary Phase looked at the various jobs and career opportunities working within the Royal Family linked to our work on the Queen’s jubilee. They thought about who worked for the Queen, what their job was and the qualities needed to be effective in the role.

Secondary students took part in a wide variety of career-themed activities throughout the day, including writing letters of applications, interview techniques through a drama session, had opportunities to look at career pathways and planning for their future ambitions and many investigated how Universities in the UK are trying to address feeding the global population through insect protein. Most students actually tried the flavoured crickets too!

We saw some future, potential entrepreneurs when Year 7 students competed in a Dragon’s Den where all forms were strongly represented in the final, show-casing a wide range of excellent products. The winning team came from Z7 – ‘Fit For Dogs’.

Year 8 students also had a Judo session lead by professionals, other outside providers included Esports, which was very popular with year 9, as was the building competition held by Barnsley College’s Business and Management Department for year 10. Compass and Chilypep lead sessions around how students can support their mental health during periods of stress, for example in exam times. Feedback from these providers was “the quality of work produced is excellent” and “the students were lovely and engaged well!”

We are very grateful to all the outside providers who gave up their time to support our students and help them become more aware of the many wide and interesting career pathways and jobs available to them.

Thank you to Chamber of Commerce, Learn A Living, Royal Navy, AMRC, Leslie Frances Hairdressing, White Rose Make Up Artists, Barnsley College, NCP, HEPP, ESG Globak Solutions, Esports, Eddie Newton, Compass and Chilypep.