As part of National Apprenticeships Week, we have had a variety of companies in promoting their services to our Year 11 students including Thirteen, Northern Skills and Redcar & Cleveland Council. Students were really interested in the information on offer and had some very good conversations with them. Thank you so much to all of the employers and apprentices who came in to support us
Feeding Britain's Future
On 25th April, we had Richard for IGB in with 2 staff from the Training Academy (Sarah & Kyle), Asda to deliver a workshop linking Food & Nutrition to the world of work. The students looked at a wide range of careers and also discussed the top 8 skills required by employers. They discussed interview techniques and also about first impressions. The event was fantastic and the students were all fully engaged and took a lot of skills & ideas away with them for their futures.
On Friday 26th April, we had John Dalton from Smallpiece in to deliver a full day workshop for Y9 Girls based around STEM. The students had to build an Autonomous Vehicle and programme it to follow a track. The students also received a Crest Award for completing the day. It was a very challenging workshop and the girls were brilliant, a number of groups managed to fully complete the challenge too.
On Tuesday 26th February some of our Year 10 students were accepted to attend a visit to Cambridge University (arranged by Tees Valley Collaborative Trust) to raise aspirations and to give the students an insight into what the university could offer. The students took part in talks, a tour and a workshop. They were also very lucky to see Kings College & St Catherine’s College.
“Live Well, Live More”
On Monday 4th March a group of Year 7 students were taken to Teesside University for an event called “Live Well, Live More”. Students took part in a variety of workshops including Yoga/Healthy Living/Mindfulness & Relaxation. They also got the opportunity to meet Dave & Steve from “The Happy Pear” who told them about their career path and how healthy living helped them to progress.