What a day!! The buzz all around school was fantastic as every year group focused on all things careers. The discussion, debate, stories, questions, ideas, problem solving, communication, group work and all round commitment from staff, students and external providers was brilliant to see.
A huge range of external providers were in school, from banks, accountancy firms, manufacturing groups, the civil service, apprenticeship providers, the NHS and a range of other commercial organisations. They really put our students through their paces and ensured they were well and truly out of their comfort zone.
After introductions, students took part in a series of assessment centre style activities. They were observed by our external partners and feedback on each individual’s performance in the task was given. Students then had the chance to quiz our guests to get a real insight into their organisations and their particular role within it. Every student then received a 1-to-1 interview and our partners did not hold back!! The students all said how much they gained from the experience and how valuable it will be as they transition into Year 11 and start the application process for their next steps after Manor Croft.
Well done to all, the students really were a credit to the academy!
Students in Years 7-9 took part in a wide range of activities designed to get them thinking about their future prospects, including sessions on job types, salaries, budgets, 6th form and apprenticeships, university, as well as time to explore their own individual career interests. It was fantastic to see how engaged the students were and the mature way in which they approached the tasks put before them. It is clear that aspirations are rising at Manor Croft and students now truly believe in their amazing potential and future opportunities.