Year 8 students had a change from their timetabled lessons on Thursday 22 February when they took part in a Careers Day. Half the year group spent the day in 30 minute taster sessions which gave an overview on various employment sectors, including the types of jobs available in that sector, what sort of person they would suit and the qualifications required. Industries covered included Construction, Engineering, Agriculture, the Armed Forces and the Arts to name a few.
Meanwhile, the other half of the year group took part in an all-day ‘STEM Challenge’ (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Workshop. The students, working in small groups, were tasked to design and make a rocket which could be fired across the dining hall whilst holding an egg! The aim was to ensure the rocket travelled the furthest possible distance without breaking its fragile cargo. The challenge taught students about the design process, materials, aerodynamics and teamwork skills.