Careers Week: Day 5

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For todays Year 7 Assembly we were revisited by actor Jason Hughes, who previously held a Q&A session in the drama studio. He talked us about his career within the performing arts, on stage and on screen. He stressed the importance of having a creative outlet, whether that be drama, music, drawing or painting.

We then had Carl Jackson, our Careers Advisor introduce himself to the Year 7 students. Carl is based in A Block three days a week and is available for students to drop-in and discuss their progression from school, into the world of work.

We then had a second RISE Employability Workshop in our assembly hall, encouraging entrepreneurship. Groups of students developed a business at a carnival, selling products, or services at a stall. They had to develop the pricing structure, how they would market the product and source the materials to manufacture the item. The activities resembled the television show ‘The Apprentice’ and the students designed some great businesses.

In the English Department, Year 7 students were participating in a Creative Writing Workshop. They initially analysed a piece of text as an example and then developed their own piece based on a picture. Once finished, they read their stories to the class in the VCS and it was wonderful to hear what they came up with.

It has been active week in STEM and to continue the momentum we had Chetan Padia, a 3D designer, who develops virtual experiences for many popular games and film franchises. He told us that he followed in his fathers footsteps and all about his career journey so far. Careers in technology, software development and IT are always on the rise and the students had loads of questions for Chetan about getting into the industry.

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