On the Thursday 16th November Mrs Lambert, Mrs Hamblin, Miss Norrish and Mr Carey took a group of students to the Skills Show at Birmingham NEC. The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills, careers and apprenticeship event. The students had the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers options available, get closer to real-world skills using the interactive ‘have-a-go activities, gain insight into jobs and skills for the future and chat about their career path with industry experts, careers advisors and national employers. Students found out about the number of different career opportunities and the difference between going into higher education or apprenticeships. The students also used specialist equipment, including robots and 3D headsets and found out about the latest developments in forensic science.
The visit is was funded by a new government project that is running across schools in Bath, Weston-Super-Mare and Wiltshire (excluding Swindon). This project, which is called the Wessex Inspiration Network (WIN), works with young people who have been identified as having the potential to progress into education or training beyond post 16.