08 July 2021  |  G Denison

We were delighted to be able to  hold the Year 10 Careers Day in school on Monday 5th July. The day-long event gave our students the opportunity to interact with speakers from local organisations and colleges, take part in Life Skills workshops and support them in gaining an insight into the world of work and life beyond school. Approaching the last year of school may seem daunting but it’s important for students to start thinking about their options and which path they may take, to research and to take advice and support from others to help them to make these choices  The aim of Careers Day was to support our students and provide them with valuable information to help them on their journey. 

Ruth Hamer, Careers Adviser says 

” We were thrilled to be able to offer our students the opportunity to interact with local employers and colleges after such a turbulent year. The students have missed out on so many opportunities for visits and trips so it was great to finally welcome visitors into school, safely, to talk to the students and for the students to be able to ask them questions directly. The students were able to choose which employer talks they would like to attend, and were able to gain an insight into what it would be like to work in that particular sector.  Later in the day they all took part in the Barclays Life Skills workshops run by the Talent Foundry and also heard from Nick Stafford, one of our school Governors and Chairman of Hambleton Brewery Limited. Overall the day was a great success, we are extremely grateful to everyone who volunteered their time to come to school and talk with our students, and we hope that the students gained some valuable insights into the world of work. ” 

Anna Cox, Assistant Principal, said, “There was something for everyone at this event. We are very proud of the way our students seized this opportunity, made the visitors very welcome and relished a change from the usual school day. Thank you to Ruth Hamer for making this possible.”

The school welcomed the following visitors and thank them for their support. 

Mark Bastow from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service https://en-gb.facebook.com/northyorksfire  and Lauren Wilkiinson from North Yorkshire Police https://www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice/
Carly Dursley from Joslin Rhodes
Hannah Chapman Editor of the Darlington and Stockton Times  https://www.facebook.com/darlingtonstocktontimes/
James Proctor from WJP Software https://www.facebook.com/wjpsoftwarelimited/
David Macafee from  South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  https://www.facebook.com/SouthTeesHospitals/
Ian Moore and Jon McCallum from the Construction team at Middlesbrough College  https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesbroughCollege/
Paul McGarrell from Askahm Bryan College  https://www.facebook.com/AskhamBryanCollege/
Kyle Smith from the Motivational Preparation College in Catterick Garrison  https://www.facebook.com/MPCT.HQ/

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