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Raising Aspirations Event - Wed 25 January

Over 200 Year 9 students went to this very successful event at UWE Exhibition Centre where they had the opportunity to explore future possibilities and careers.

 

After a motivational keynote speaker called Cameron Parker, there were 4 main activities:

  1. Higher Education session - where students had the chance to question student ambassadors from UWE.
  2. Post-16 and training provider workshops - 2 shorter sessions with a sixth-form or college and a training provider - where students learnt about Post-16 courses and apprenticeships.
  3. Employability session - where civil servants from various government departments led activities about their work, what employers look for in young people and the skills they will need in the world of work.
  4. Business workshops - 2 shorter sessions where students took part in talks and hands-on activities with a range of employers, including the NHS, Airbus, Boomsatsuma, Avon & Somerset Police and Burges Salmon.

The students engaged well and seemed to enjoy the day and we hope they left feeling inspired to make aspirational choices for their own futures.