Raising aspirations through our careers events
Our students have taken advantange of some wonderful opportunities recently, aimed at raising their aspirations and expanding their knowledge of the working world.
The AWS Get IT Programme is a scheme launched by online retailers Amazon to inspire and encourage women to look into careers in technology. Year 8 girls have been invited to participate in an inter-school app-building competition to solve a real issue faced by their school or community, with the winning idea built and maintained by Amazon Web Services.
We were delighted that so many students (and their families) came back to school for our Careers Evening on Tuesday 8 October, where local colleges, apprenticeship providers plus big employers including the Co-op, NHS and armed services set up stalls to talk our young people through the next steps needed to succeed in their careers.
IntoUniversity, based at our sister academy Co-op Academy North Manchester, visited the Academy Theatre and held a day of workshops with students where they engaged in the IntoUniversity Secondary FOCUS Programme. The aims are to develop students’ skills of communication, confidence, leadership and teamwork as well as develop their knowledge of what universities offer and also their career goals.
A really enjoyable day was had by the students who worked with the UK Safer Internet Centre, who visited with their film crew ahead of Safer Internet Day in February, for which our students have helped to create the campaign. The fun activities included some presenting and filming. Students were enthused and challenged as they performed in front of the camera. Don’t forget, we already have a page on our website including online safety tips for parents and carers.