This year we celebrated National Careers Week with curriculum enrichment activities every day  to inform and inspire students to learn more about a range of careers.

During form time students explored labour market information and how to access a range of careers. Click on the BBC Bitesize link below to see how your current studies will be useful in a range of careers. Link to BBC bitesize Careers

Our word of the week was  ‘Application’. Students learnt the variety of ways the word can be used and were encouraged to use the word throughout the week.

Our Year 11 students have been working with Dallaglio’s RugbyWorks once a week since year 10. They have not only honed their rugby skills, but also improved their essential skills and created an individualised careers plan. This work culminated in a students being given the opportunity to take part in running a live event. They embraced the opportunity and worked with the operations team to provide a celebratory lunch for the Hogarth’s staff. Students were a credit to the school and we are so proud of them. Experiences included distributing welcome drinks, setting up tables, serving food and cleaning away. They had a fabulous day and return to school buzzing with excitement and full of new ideas for the future.

On Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Matthew Franks arranged mock interviews with Halesowen College, The Prince’s Trust, South & City Bournville College, Aspiration Training and Adecco group. Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 all got a chance to put their essential skills to the test and experience a mock interview with a provider. Student feedback was really positive and showed that the students who were nervous felt really proud of themselves for rising to the challenge.

On Wednesday 4th March students visited The Factory. The Centre provides a multitude of activities and opportunities for young people (aged 10-25), from weekly youth club programmes and events to a range of services and support that young people may require. The Factory prides itself on being a welcoming and friendly safe place to come, try out new opportunities, meet and make new friends, and have a great time. Our students were particularly interested in seeing what a future in music production would look like and loved the rehearsal and recording studio.

The week ended with a session from the RSPCA. Year 10 students explored what the aims of the charity were and the range of roles that exist in a large, local charity organisation.

Thanks to everyone that helped make National Careers Week 2020 at The Edge a huge success, but in particular thanks to Liz for making it such a great experience for our students.

We can’t wait for next year